July 20, 2024

HOLIDAY ON THE CARDS: Ramaphosa Set To Address The Nation Tonight

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Mr Ramaphosa had an opportunity to stand on a podium and give players medals and hold the Webb Ellis Cup.

FILE PHOTO: President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the nation on SA's foreign policy position. PICTURE: GCIS

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PRETORIA: The World Cup winners, are due back in the country with the Webb Ellis trophy on Tuesday.

Amidst calls for a public holiday following South Africa’s historic win at the Rugby World Cup finals in France on Saturday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation on Monday. His office, in a short alert, said he will address the country at 8pm.

After defeating France, Mr Ramaphosa said some people asked for a holiday that he declined, but he said he would consider one if the boys win the World Cup.

“This incredible success that our boys have achieved in Paris. Many of them felt that we should declare today a public holiday and I declined. I said we will only consider that when they win the final at which I will personally be present,” said Mr Ramaphosa.

South Africans have been asking for the president to allow for a day of celebrations in honour of the Boks performance in the tournament. The Springboks defeated New Zealand with a point, in a nail-biting final in Paris on Saturday night. Mr Ramaphosa had an opportunity to stand on a podium and give players medals and hold the Webb Ellis Cup.

People even joked about French President Emmanuel Macron who was seen holding an umbrella for Ramaphosa as it was raining.

“Never in a Rugby World Cup tournament has any team had to travel on such a difficult road as the Springbok team of 2023, having beaten the top-ranking rugby teams in the world to reach this finale,” Mr Ramaphosa said.

After announcing the address, South Africans have been left angry since they said they were looking forward to the public holiday. However, sources have informed the Republic Mail that the president may consider Tuesday as a public holiday.

“The man (referring to Mr Ramaphosa) has been advised to look into making Tuesday a public holiday so that people will welcome the Boks while on holiday,” the source briefly said.

The Springboks, are due back in the country with the Webb Ellis trophy on Tuesday. A media conference is scheduled to take place upon their arrival at OR Tambo International Airport.

Mr Ramaphosa says the slogan, Stronger Together is a belief that came alive for supporters across the country.

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