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  • President Cyril Ramaphosa took to the stage during the Queenship celebration ceremony of the Balobedu rain queen in Limpopo over the weekend. 
  • The President's dad dance moves which left some astonished, and some impressed.
  • Business Insider South Africa asked professional dance experts to score Ramaphosa.

When President Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in, South Africa knew it was getting a leader with a track record in business and trade-union organisation.

We didn't know we were also getting an Apple Watch wearing, striped-sock aficionado who gets up really early in the morning – and dances.

This was Ramaphosa at the weekend, at the Limpopo coronation ceremony of the Queen of Balobedu.



Business Insider South Africa asked professional dance experts, Jack Mawasha (CEO of Limpopo-based Jama Studios) and Strictly Come Dancing South Africa's judge and coach Salome Sechele to score his moves.

And President Cyril Ramaphosa's dance score is:
7.5 out of 10

Rating: 7 (Picture: Getty)

Mawasha gives the President a seven, because coordinating movement with music actually doesn't come naturally to some people. "

He is on beat and that is what matters most."

Rating: 8 (Picture: Getty)

Sechele tells Business Insider South Africa that "I love it, I love it, I love it!" and gives the President an eight.

Combined score: 7.5/10.

Judges' extended comments:

"The video shows that he's got coordination. If you look at him, he's jiggy with his hips, there is some swag there and the heels go in and out," says Sechele.

"He swivels with very good control of the arms. He is in-sync, on the beat and puts in a bit of variety in his moves like lifting his legs, which he does without collapsing his body.

"He is evidently talented. He also knows how to dance in-sync with other people, like how he matches the moves of the lady beside him."

Former US President Barrack Obama dancing in the White House (Picture: White House)


Former US President, Barrack Obama was also known for throwing it down on the dance floor. He shared some dancing advice with fellow dads David Letterman saying, "I think everybody here knows dads who get out of the pocket and they're trying stuff that they can't really pull off and, you know, they start doing karate kicks and all kinds of stuff."

"The key is what we call staying in the pocket," explains Obama.

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