Seven things about Cyril Ramaphosa


1 . Born in Soweto, Johannesburg, in 1952

2 . Detained in 1974 and 1976 for anti-apartheid activities and launched the National Union of Mineworkers in 1982

3 . Chairman of the National Reception Committee which prepared for Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990

4 . Became an MP and chairman of constitutional assembly in 1994

5 . Moved full-time into business in 1997, becoming one of South Africa’s richest businessmen

6 . On Lonmin board during 2012 Marikana massacre

7 . Elected ANC leader in 2017 and on 15 February 2018 became president after the resignation of Jacob Zuma

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Robert Ngwira
Robert Ngwira
Attended Our Future Private Secondary School in Rumphi from 2006-2009 Holder of Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) Hobbies, reading newspapers, going out with friends, listening to radio and watching football. Email:


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