UCT vice-chancellor snaps a selfie with French president

UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng with French President Emmanuel Macron.

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JOHANNESBURG - University of Cape Town vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng shared exciting pictures from her recent trip to Paris, including one with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Phakeng attended a dinner at the Élysée Palace, the building which houses the president's home and office, and was seated on his right hand side.

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After the dinner Phakeng shared several pictures including one with Macron, which he allegedly requested.

"Okay bazalwane, this is the selfie that President Macron asked for after dinner"

"He hosted Presidents of U7+ Alliance of World universities at his residence, talked with us frankly about higher education, the importance of Africa & his concerns about the future of Europe", read the caption.