During his visit to Japan, South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa, visited Nissan's global headquarters and the car manufacturing company's Oppama Plant where he got to test drive the Nissan Leaf semi autonomous drive-assist model. Ramaphosa is in Yokohama, Japan to participate at the TICAD VII Summit which is being hosted Japan for various African leaders.

The theme of the summit in Japan is โ€œAdvancing Africaโ€™s Development through Technology, Innovation and People."

"President Cyril Ramaphosa test drives the Nissan Leaf semi autonomous drive-assist model at the Oppama Plant - Nissan is leading motor vehicle research in the next phase of autonoumous driving and electronic cars," read a tweet by the President's Office (South Africa).

Earlier in April 2019, Ramaphosa was present at the event launching the R3 billion investment by the Japanese car manufacturer. The investment is directed at facilities to build the new 2020 Nissan Navara model at its Rosslyn Plant in Pretoria for the Africa and Middle East markets.

As far as the ย Nissan Leaf model that South Africa's President was test driving, Nissan South Africa have said that it will arrive in South Africa during 2020.

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