President Ramaphosa has sparked controversy on social media after he exits the air force plane and does not salute the officer.
“Saluting to the armed forces as presidents leave an aircraft is a sign of respect and is known globally”
However, other users on Social Media have expressed that the President is only human and mistakes can be made.
A user on Twitter posts pictures reminding citizens how other leaders show their respect to the armed forces.
This is how a COMMANDER IN CHIEF should behave!— Patriot 🇿🇦(Making South Africa Great Again!) (@landback_) February 8, 2020
We need to bring back patriotism to our country!
Ramaphosa is NO commander in chief. He is a disgrace who is more concerned about foreigners that SA.
I bet he was worried about Ethiopian president than honoring our army. Disgrace pic.twitter.com/A06RkW6Uv6
It’s because he doesn’t know any better fffsake man look at the state we are in under his lack of leadership— Gumbi (@Gumbi44757912) February 8, 2020