Can Cyril Ramaphosa drive, asks Mzansi as he tests 'drive-assist' car in Japan

29 August 2019 - 11:18 By Unathi Nkanjeni
President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Nissan’s global headquarters in Japan on Wednesday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Nissan’s global headquarters in Japan on Wednesday.
Image: Twitter / @PresidencyZA

A picture of President Cyril Ramaphosa “testing driving” a new Nissan Leaf in Japan has sparked mixed reaction on social media.

Ramaphosa visited Nissan’s global headquarters and the company’s Oppama Plant in Japan on Wednesday. This after the Nissan Group of Africa announced its continued investment in SA earlier this year.

Ramaphosa was attending the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Yokohama, the theme of which was “Advancing Africa’s Development Through Technology, Innovation and People”.

The presidency posted the image of Ramaphosa "test driving" the semi-autonomous drive-assist vehicle on Twitter.

Those who saw the snap reacted, including the EFF's deputy president, Floyd Shivambu. Some poked fun at Ramaphosa, questioning his driving skills. Here is a snapshot:


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