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Associated Press Darlene Superville caused quite the uproar on Twitter when she failed to name Cyril Ramaphosa in a tweet, instead, calling him an “unidentified leader”.


South Africa – Cyril Ramaphosa is currently in France attending the G7 Summit. While there he was photographed by an American reporter of the White House for the Associated Press.

The reporter, Darlene Superville, captured an image of a few world leaders and shared the picture on Twitter. However, she failed to accurately name the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, instead she just referred to him as an unidentified leader.

The Tweet caused outraged with many questioning Superville’s reporting skills. How could she fail to do a simple Google search to accurately name a standing president of a country? The Tweet went viral, but Superville and Associated Press both failed to address the blunder.

Instead, Superville retweeted the image and this time, tagged President Cyril Ramaphosa. The story gets funnier though, obviously nervous of South African Twitter, she tagged him in pictures, even if he wasn’t visible in them.

All the drama aside, one user, Ms. Africa, decided to Tweet the name and image of every single African leader that is in office today. We found the thread to be quite educational and thought most would find so too. So below is the full Twitter thread for those who may have missed it.

Hopefully, it will teach a few people a lesson or two.

Refilwe then made a few corrections.

Sources: Twitter
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