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Cyril Ramaphosa’s son has posted about his bizarre encounter with a bear.
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[WATCH] Ramaphosa’s ‘daredevil’ son wrestles grizzly bear

The wild one? President Cyril Ramaphosa’s youngest son Tumelo posted his bizarre encounters petting a crocodile and wrestling a bear.

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Cyril Ramaphosa’s son has posted about his bizarre encounter with a bear.
Images via Instagram:

Cyril Ramphosa’s son Tumelo Ramaphosa has had his Instagram followers on the edge of their seats after he posted a video of him wrestling with a large grizzly bear.

The flashy entrepreneur is the president’s youngest son with his second wife, Tshego. 


In a series of Instagram posts, Tumelo posed for pics with a pet grizzly bear. The pics were taken during a trip to Russia, where he recently met his sporting idol, MMA fighter Alexander Emelianenko.

In the pics, the daredevil South African got up close and personal with the domesticated animal, including hugging, wrestling and even riding on top of it.

At one point, Tumelo whipped out his phone to snap away selfies with the majestic creature.

If that wasn’t wild enough, Tumelso posted an Instagram Story of him petting a crocodile.

Tumelo used the posts to market his premium meat business, StudEx.

He captioned the pics: “Wrestling crocodiles taught me the art of agility, strength, and the sheer will to prevail, lessons that have been invaluable as I face off against the mightiest of bears and the fiercest of fighters”.

It’s not the first time Tumelo Ramaphosa has caused a stir with his marketing strategy. 

In January, the buff businessman fuelled speculation he was romantically linked to Real Housewives of Durban star Nonku Williams.

This after he shared pictures of their “perfect pairing” on Instagram.

But like he did with the grizzly bear, the post was all about the duo marketing their business.

Nonku – who owns her own winery – bragged that the collab was the “perfect pairing” of “premium meats and fine wines.”

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Nonku Williams and Tumelo Ramaphosa have fuelled speculation they are a couple. Images via Instagram: @ramaphosatumelo


Who exactly is President Cyril Ramaphosa’s youngest son Tumelo?

  • He is the founder of high-end butcher StudEX, which supplies meat to five-star restaurants around the country.
  • He went to the prestigious Johannesburg private school, St Stithians.
  • Tumelo is dating marketing guru and influencer Kelebogile Shomang
  • He studied abroad for a Master of Sciences at the Hult International Business School.
  • He has a tattoo of his mother’s name – Tshepo – on his chest.