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20/02/2018 14:43 SAST | Updated 20/02/2018 14:43 SAST

Cyril Ramaphosa's Sona's Speech Inspires A Movement

Thuma Mina. #Sendme

Media personality and former talk-show host Felicia Mabuza-Suttle.
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Media personality and former talk-show host Felicia Mabuza-Suttle.

Newly elected South African president Cyril Ramaphosa's state of the nation (Sona) speech ended with touching word, in which he pledged to bring change in South Africa, quoting late music icon Hugh Masekela's "Thuma Mina" (Send Me).

"I wanna be there when the people start to turn it around

When they triumph over poverty

I wanna be there when the people win the battle against Aids

I wanna lend a hand

I wanna be there for the alcoholic

I wanna be there for the drug addict

I wanna be there for the victims of violence and abuse

I wanna lend a hand

Send me"

- Hugh Masekela

This sparked public interest, and social media users are pledging their help to bring South Africa back on to the road to success.

The likes of media personality Felicia Mabuza-Suttle and the late Nelson Mandela's personal assistant, Zelda le Grange, committed themselves to helping the country move on from the damage done by the Zuma administration.

The former "Felicia Mabuza-Suttle Show" host, who is now based in the U.S., said she would be going on a roadshow during which she would be interrogating exactly what changes young South Africans would like to see – similar to what she did on her TV show following apartheid.

CEO of MLAX Consulting Marius Strydom appealed to citizens to join him in reclaiming the country's future.

Social media consultant and one of Mail & Guardian's 2011 "Top 200 Young South Africans" Simon Botes also pledged his support to the president, saying he would continue being a whistleblower.

Le Grange urged South Africans to keep all our cities clean.