SA’s First Lady Speaks About First Date With The President In First Public Appearance
On Sunday, 23 July, a video posted on Twitter of First Lady, Tshepo Motsepe, the wife of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had Tweeps intrigued after hearing her speaking about her relationship with the President.
The Journey to Love
Before meeting his current wife, President Cyril Ramaphosa was married to a woman known as Hope, whom he was with from 1978 to 1989. He then married Nomazizi Mtshotshisa from 1991 to 1993. And, it seems that the third time was a charm as after getting hitched to South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe’s sister Tshepo Motsepe, Ramaphosa finally settled.
The First Lady recently topped the Twitter trends list after she was seen and heard opening up about how she met the South African and ANC’s (African National Congress) President. Speaking casually in Afrikaans, she shared that she met Ramaphosa on a blind date that was set up by her friends.
First Lady on choosing love and first date
She also shared that at the time, she was 33 years old and her friends kept hammering that she was getting old and needed to settle down. Hilariously, she opened up and said that Ramaphosa was not even her first choice, but her sixth choice as she had other options.
Beyond the Marital Status
The First Lady is often overshadowed by her marital status and being Patrice Motsepe’s sister. The 70-year-old woman is a well-educated doctor and successful in her own right. She obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Briefly reported. She also holds a Master of Public Health in Maternal Child Health and Aging and obtained the qualifications from the Harvard School of Public Health.
First Lady of South Africa 🇿🇦…first date with Cyril Ramaphosa 🙂 pic.twitter.com/63sPs4az76
— Peché Africa 🇿🇦 (@pmcafrica) July 22, 2023
“Nothing could’ve prepared me for the language she speaks,” @Negus_22 said.
“Her first public appearance as First Lady is in Afrikaans, on brand 🤞🏾,” @capetwown_mami commented.
“Now I get why our boyfriend hide us; even our president is hiding the First Lady 😫😫,” @jennifer59410531 said.
“That’s Dr Tshepo Motsepe. Our first lady. The way she’s so private, you’d think the president is single,” @niphomahlangu wrote.
“I love how she just minds her business and stays hidden from our eyes,” @vuyoVee09 replied.
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