- Ramaphosa's wife Tshepo Motsepe, is an intelligent and compassionate woman
- She devotes a great deal of her time to help the less fortunate
- Her continued presence at Ramaphosa's side provides the much needed image the ANC needs heading into the 2019 elections
They say that behind every successful man there is a successful woman in this case it may be the other way round. Cyril Ramaphosa's wife, Tshepo Motsepe, has made it her mission to make South Africa a better place.
Briefly.co.za learned that she is not just a pretty face either, she is a qualified doctor and is involved in many nonprofit organisations and is guided by the belief that “economic and social development is a prerequisite for communities to lead socially and economically productive lives”.
Motsepe is the daughter of the late Chief Augustine Butana Chaane Motsepe, a mining magnate and the former owner of the football club Mamelodi Sundowns.
Her brother is non-other than Patrice Motsepe, in 2012 he was South Africa's richest man and has followed in his father's footsteps. He too is a mining magnate and is the current owner of Mamelodi Sundowns.
Motsepe's sister is married to Transport Minister Jeff Radebe.
Tshepo Motsepe is an accomplished woman in her own right, she graduated from Harvard School of Public Health and besides being a medical doctor she holds a Social Entrepreneurship Programme certificate from the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
She has practised medicine in South Africa and Zimbabwe in both public and private hospitals. Motsepe was the chairperson of the Gauteng health department’s Accreditation Committee and invests a lot of her time into nonprofit organisations (NPO).
Some of these NPO's are the African Self Help Trust (ASHA), non-executive director for the Wits Health Consortium and Hospice, a patron of the South African Civil Society for Women’s, Adolescents and Children’s Health, a patron of the Students Sponsorship Programme, and is a former board member of both the Vaal Reefs Disaster Trust and the Kids Haven Foundation.
As Ramaphosa's wife, she has the potential of having another accolade to her name, South Africa's first lady, that is if the ANC win the elections in 2019.
Motsepe has stayed with her husband's side despite the many allegations of affairs with a number of women over the years. The couple have four children and shares a family home in Chiawelo, Soweto.
With an intelligent and compassionate woman at his side, Cyril Ramaphosa has a secret weapon that can help him make the right choices and show him how to better help the country.
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