President Ramaphosa went to Japan to support the Boks
Mabuza is in China for talks between the two countries
Angie is the weekend’s president.
Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga is in charge of the country’s biggest office following President Ramaphosa’s visit to Japan for World Cup Finals and Deputy President Mabuza visit to china.
The 64-year-old Motshekga was sworn in as acting president on Friday morning.
President Cyril Ramaphosa departs for Japan in support of the Springboks in terms of his constitutionally assigned role of “promoting the unity of the nation and that which will advance the Republic”.
“The Working Visit by Deputy President @DDMabuza to China takes place in the context of strengthening the South-South cooperation and consolidating the already existing bilateral political and economic relations between South Africa and China.”, Government said.
[Photos] Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga sworn-in as Acting President of the Republic of South Africa in view of the simultaneous working visits by President and Deputy President. pic.twitter.com/OkMu5NmZH0— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) November 1, 2019
Ramaphosa is adamant that he will lift the country’s trophy. The president told Siya Kolisim, the Springbok captain that he’s will be flying to Japan to come to lift the trophy.
South Africa has won the World Cup two times, in 1995 during the presidency of Nelson Mandela and in 1997 during President Thabo Mbeki’s reign.