Trevor Noah visits his South African home, invited to Parliament

Internationally successful comedian Trevor Noah visited his home country and paid a visit to the South African Parliament.

Trevor said he wants to vote in the upcoming elections and is working out how to register overseas.

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.

“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.

“I had a moment to chat to him about his work. I was particularly impressed about the foundation that he’s set up to work on education which is run by one of his colleagues, Charlene, so we applaud him for ploughing back into the country once again,” Ramaphosa told MPs.

“But he’s also here to come and look at me and all of you to make fun of me, he’s promised that he’s going to make fun of me. So he will stay for a while and leave at his own leisure,” Ramaphosa said good-naturedly.

Later President Ramaphosa took to his Twitter account and thanked Trevor for the visit.

Thank you Trevor Noah for making time to visit us this afternoon. Your rise to take over the world has been a marvel to watch and I hope you understand just how much we love and support you here at home. Please make sure you vote and I will see you at our investment conference!

President Cyril Ramaphosa

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