Dancing queen: British PM Theresa May gets her groove on in South Africa

British Prime Minister Theresa May showed off her dance moves at a South African secondary school on the opening day of her Africa trade trip. 

Ms May swung her hips from side to side and bobbed up and down as she was greeted by pupils singing and dancing at the ID Mkize secondary school in Cape Town, South Africa. 

The Prime Minister has announced plans to increase Britain's investment in Africa after Brexit. In her first visit to the continent as Prime Minister, she pledged a "fundamental shift" in aid spending to focus on long term solutions to poverty. 

Social media users were quick to point out Ms May's unique style of dancing, with some labelling it a bit awkward, while others (with a dash of sarcasm) loved it. 

"To give Theresa May some credit, she's better at dancing than she is at just about everything else," one Twitter user said. 

Another said, "Who knew that Theresa May was better at dancing than running a country?"

However, Ms May's dance moves were relatable to some, with one person saying, "Theresa May dancing is me dancing unwillingly at parties so I refuse to criticise her."

And of course, footage of Ms May getting her groove on has been edited on to the backdrop of a disco dance floor, to personify her as a disco dancing queen. 

After South Africa, Ms May will be visiting Nigeria and Kenya, meeting with the countries' respective presidents, Muhammadu Buhari and Uhuru Kenyatta.