A video in which South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, was looking for his iPad has gone viral. It also got the country talking as #FirstiPad trended on Twitter yesterday.
The video was recorded by various media outlets while getting ready to broadcast the President's address live from the Port of Cape Town.
The President visited the port after issues of severe congestion were reported. These are due to ageing infrastructure, a shortage of staff and weather disrupting operations. After he went on a tour to inspect the situation, he was to address the media.
Once he got to the podium, he realised that his iPad was not with him. The President is known for making use of his iPad and electronic notes rather than pen and paper.
He jokingly told the members of the media present that his iPad had been stolen.
"So they stole it. I had my iPad. This is the problem of always handing your gadgets out to other people," Ramaphosa said.
He handled the situation well and waited very patiently for someone to bring his iPad to the podium. He commenced with the briefing soon after.
Meanwhile, social media went crazy as fellow politicians and the public commented on the iPad that had been "stolen".
News reports that shortly after, Athi Geleba, the head of digital communications in the Presidency, tweeted the "First iPad" had indeed been found.
Watch the News24 video below to see how the President reacted when his iPad went missing.