President Cyril Ramaphosa later welcomed Noah as his special guest in parliament on Thursday.
“Honourable speaker, it’s a real joy to welcome Trevor Noah among us, over there,” said Ramaphosa as he pointed to Noah amid loud applause and whistling from MPs.
His Excellency President @CyrilRamaphosa has a courtesy visit this afternoon from one of South Africa’s biggest exports, comedian @TrevorNoah, ahead of his oral reply to the National Assembly in Cape Town, Western Cape. #RamaphosaQandA pic.twitter.com/JmW1k7WEGt
— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) March 7, 2019
“Trevor, I never get this type of applause so I am jealous,” the president quipped.
“We welcome Trevor, he’s come for an assignment but he’s come home as well.