President Cyril Ramaphosa has uniquely been trending since the corona virus pandemic which led to national lockdown. On this page, we will share the biography, 2020 net worth, age, wife (previous Lockdown Speeches and probably his next speeches).
Cyril Ramaphosa Biography / Profile
Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa is the full and biological name of our today’s person of interest. He is a South African politician and also the sitting president of the nation.
He is not just a politician, but also a business tycoon, activist and a trade union leader. Ramaphosa is also a father who is currently married with children.
Ramaphosa was given birth to in a city called Johannesburg in South Africa.
Cyril Ramaphosa Age / Date Of Birth
Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa was born in the year 17 November 1952, so the South Africa’s president is currently 67 years old and will be 68 by November 2020.
Cyril Ramaphosa Net Worth 2020
Ramaphosa is indeed a multi millionaire, not just as a politician but as a reputable businessman, the South Africa’s number one’s estimated net worth is valued at over $450,000,000 (R6.4 billion) in 2018.
He has to his name at least 31 properties located in the country and had claimed ownership or a chairman in some popular companies operating in South African and beyond like; McDonald (South Africa), MTN (as the chair of the board) and also served as the chairman of Lonmin’s board of directors.
His 2020 net worth is reportedly said to have risen to about US$700 million.
Cyril Ramaphosa Wife
The South African president was married to late Nomazizi Mtshotshisa, together a have a child Mashudu. He later got married to Dr Tshepo Motsepe and together they have four children; named Andile, Tumelo, Keneilwe (Kiki).
Tshepo Motsepe was born on 17th June 1953 and is the current First Lady and the wife of the president of South Africa. She is of Tswana descent.
As we clearly stated in his profile, Cyril Ramaphosa was given birth to in a village named Soweto located in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1952 to his parents.
He has a total of 2 sibling and is the second among his siblings, his dad Samuel Ramaphosa was a policeman.
Cyril is currently married and has five children, two boys and three girls.
Education & Political Career
Like many young black kids, he completed his primary education in a boarding school in a rural area (Tshilidzi Primary School), and went on with his high school in another rural area named Sekano Ntoane High School located in Soweto (northern Transvaal).
He got admission to study law at Bantustan university popularly known as the University of the North (Turfloop) in 1971. It was during his university days that began to engage heavily in political matters which made in land in jail a few times as there was clash between student groups popularly known as the black African students vs the South African state.
Due to the fact that he was an activist he did time in some prisons like Pretoria Central Prison (11 months) and John Vorster Square detention center (6 months). His political profile helped him to avoid further detentions and harassment.
Ramaphosa later finished up with his degree in 1981 through the University of South Africa.
In the early 1990’s Nelson Mandela was released from prison and subsequently appeared to the public and made some public speeches in the steps of City Hall which is located in Cape Town. Cyril was there at his side and ushered him, the veteran politician to people who were present.
In July 5 1991, Mandela choose Ramaphosa Cyril as the secretary general for African National Congress (ANC). This was said to be the only position which was second to the position of President Mandela.
Few years later, played some important role in negotiations with the previous South African government to end apartheid, advocate for peace and was also involved in setting a good environment for the nation’s first democratic elections, which took place in April 1994.
He has been spectacular especially after he was re-elected as the general secretary office the very same year, Mandela then insisted that he should take on the job of co-chairing the nation’s Constitutional Assembly.
President Ramaphosa Coronavirus Lockdown Speech
In other to prevent copyright infringement, we are sorry to announce that we can not paste the full statement of the president here, rather we have decided to share the official SA government link where you’d see all the past speeches of the president, and also be sure to find his future speeches too on this link.
Also we have shared the links of his past lockdown speeches and his recent speech where he announced the initiation of the second phase of the lockdown.
The president on Monday (23/03/2020) revealed that there would be total lockdown in South Africa, and he stated that it would last for 21 days, that is from 26th March to 16th April 2020, this was done with the intent of containing the spread of the deadly corona virus pandemic, however in April, he yet released another speech declaring extension of the Lockdown from April.