CAPE TOWN - President Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked the country's healthcare workers for the sacrifices they've made during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He visited the Khayelitsha District Hospital in Cape Town on Thursday night.
There, he lit a candle in memory of those who have lost their lives to the coronavirus.
"We light a candle in recognition of the contribution made by our frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19," the president said on Twitter.
"We light a candle to mourn the lives that have been lost in the fight against this pandemic.
"We light a candle as a symbol of hope for the way forward."
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Tonight we light a candle in recognition of the contribution made by our frontline workers in the fight against #COVID19. We light a candle to mourn the lives that have been lost in the fight against this pandemic. We light a candle as a symbol of hope for the way forward. 🕯 pic.twitter.com/krO7G5znmo— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 #StaySafe (@CyrilRamaphosa) December 31, 2020