WATCH: President Cyril Ramaphosa meets little Daisy

2019-03-08 17:18
Daisy Ngedla meets the President

Daisy Ngedla meets the President (@GovernmentZA, Twitter)

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President Cyril Ramaphosa kept his promise to a young girl named Daisy Ngedla by paying her a visit at her school in Buffalo City in the Eastern Cape on Friday.

The visit comes after Ngedla wrote a colourful letter to the president, asking "can girls be presidents".

"Girls can be anything they want in the world today.

"They can be teachers, or scientists or astronauts – and to answer your question, yes they can be presidents too," Ramaphosa said in a response written on Wednesday.

Ramaphosa further indicated that he felt honoured to have received the letter and hoped to meet Daisy when he visits the Eastern Cape.

ALSO READ:'Can girls be presidents?' Little Daisy writes to President Cyril Ramaphosa, he responds asks for meeting

Ngedla and her classmates believed that they would be meeting the president via skype but to their surprise, he showed up at their classroom to meet the young girl who caught his attention through a touching letter.

Ramaphosa is in East London this week to introduce the Good Green Deeds programme aimed at caring for the planet and its people.

ALSO READ: Ramaphosa to launch 'Good Green Deeds' to tackle environmental protection

Ngedla was right by his side as he highlighted the importance of keeping the environment clean for children and future generations.

President @CyrilRamaphosa introduces Daisy Ngedla as he's new friend and again highlights the importance of keeping the environment clean for our children and future generations #GoodGreenDeeds

Daisy writes to the President

Daisy Ngedla's letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa. (Supplied, Presidency)

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