Mzansi reacts to Ramaphosa’s tribute to Shaleen Surtie-Richards



President Cyril Ramaphosa has stepped on the toes of many following his recent tweet about the death of actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards.

The star died on Monday at the age of 66.

She was found dead in the guest house in Cape Town in which she was staying during the filming of the TV series Arendsvlei.

According to her family, she suffered from diabetes and heart problems.

Taking to Twitter, President Ramaphosa on Tuesday decided to pay respect to the legend, her family, friends and colleagues.

“We have lost a household performer whose distinctive energy, artistic versatility and humility touched generations of South Africans for more than three decades.

“On stage and screen Shaleen Surtie-Richards held a mirror to our unjust past and gave us hope for our future as a nation. May her soul rest in peace,” said Ramaphosa.

Many of his tweeps were not happy with his tweet as they criticized the president for not having signed the long-awaited Copyright Amendment Bill and Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill.


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