Cyril Ramaphosa is a South African politician and the fifth and current President of South Africa. Previously an anti-apartheid activist, trade union leader and businessman.
President Cyril Ramaphosa built a massive private home on two plots of prime land that he bought for R30 million in 2010 under Lion’s Head, the world’s most hiked mountain.
He even has an official residence in Cape Town. It is nowhere near the size of former President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead, but it has one of the best views in Cape Town.
On a clear day, Ramaphosa may just be able to see the very cell where Nelson Mandela was jailed for 18 years.
Ramaphosa is one of South Africa’s richest men, with a fortune estimated at $450 million by Forbes in 2015. The building is owned by Ramaphosa’s family trust Tshivhase.
The two plots are a combined 1,423 square meters. Ramaphosa snapped up one of the last undeveloped tracts of land on Head Road, one of the richest streets in the mother city.