Soaring petrol costs, rising unemployment ranges, and the specter of the Omicron variant have all plagued South Africa in the previous few days. But President Cyril Ramaphosa hasn’t let any of that cease him from being declared a chief in Cote d’Ivoire – and the brand new title delegated to our head of state actually is… one thing.
Hail to the chief? Ramaphosa dubbed ‘Dwasaho’ in Cote d’Ivoire
Chief Dwasaho, which implies ‘The Great Warrior’, is the moniker Ramaphosa was given by Ivorian representatives during his state visit on Thursday. Chieftancies are reserved for nationwide heroes and overseas leaders.
He was handed over the Key of the Autonomous District of Abidjan, and introduced with and robed in Ivorian conventional garb by Traditional Leadership during the handover ceremony. Ramaphosa, who quipped he all the time needed to ‘be a chief’, instructed the assembled media that the honour bestowed upon him was ‘truly humbling’.
“I am truly humbled by this honour, it is impressive in many ways, because it is a demonstration of the rituals of our African people and ancestors. The rituals that you have, connect us between the present and the past. I am delighted that the people of Côte d’Ivoire are not only focusing on the past and present but they are also focusing on the future.”
“This ceremony has given me this wonderful robe. I never thought in my life that I would wear a crown. I never thought I would also wear a necklace with an elephant, an elephant is a totem for my family”.
Cyril, ‘the great warrior’, faces challenges nearer to residence
The president, who not too long ago performed worldwide journeys to Nigeria, Senegal, and several other different African nations, has stored himself busy abroad, following a turbulent month at residence. The 69-year-old additional discovered right now that he must fend off a vote of no confidence, as soon as Parliament is again in session.
Ramaphosa was additionally jet-setting when the disastrous 2021 Election outcomes for the ANC rolled in. Nonetheless, a minimum of he has some good souvenirs to convey residence…
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