‘Can girls be presidents?’ Little Daisy, he responds asks for meeting.
A young girl named Daisy from Buffalo City in the Eastern Cape wrote a colourful letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa .
“Girls can be anything they want in the world today,” Ramaphosa said in a response written on Wednesday.
The president said that they can be teachers, or scientists or astronauts
And to answer her question, yes they can be presidents too.
The young inquisitive mind of Daisy did not stop there – she probed the president further.
Daisy’s letter to the president. (Supplied, Cyril Ramaphosa, Presidency)
Daisy wanted to know if Ramaphosa was friends with the first democratically elected president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.
“Yes, he was a friend, a father and a teacher to me and to many other people. Do you know how much he loved children?
“I am sure he would have loved to have met a young lady as gracious as you,” Ramaphosa wrote.
President hoping for a meeting
Daisy assured the president that she was fond of his work as a president and wondered how difficult it was to rule the world.
He said that it means a lot to him that children like Daisy like his as president. because as he is sure imagine, it is not an easy job
He often has to make really difficult decisions and sometimes people are pleased with the decisions that he make but other people are at times not so happy.
Ramaphosa said he felt honoured to have received the letter and hoped to meet the young lady when he visits the Eastern Cape.
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President Ramaphosa’s response to Daisy
“I would be honoured if, after school on the day, you would be able to meet me when I am in your home town.”
He concluded by saying that he is trying his best to make South Africa a better place for our children and our children’s children – and so pleased that he can count on children to help him.
Source : News24