#AskMmusi: 9 answers Twitter really needed to know

Maimane took what was dubbed Twitter Town Hall in his stride. (Paul Botes, M&G)

Maimane took what was dubbed Twitter Town Hall in his stride. (Paul Botes, M&G)

In an effort to get South Africans more acquainted with the Democratic Alliance’s new leader, Mmusi Maimane, the party hosted a Twitter question and answer session. Tweeps were invited to ask Maimane questions about himself as well as his vision for the country.

Well ... that’s what it was supposed to be and, fair enough, there were quite a few relevant questions that related to Maimane’s outlook and objectives as leader of the official opposition. But, mostly, Twitter was quick to pull the trigger and insist that Maimane answer more ... pressing questions.

Twitter has no chill. Needless to say, hilarity unfolded. Let’s take a look.

1. You know nothing Mmusi Maimane, unless you know the answer to this:

2. Do you have a doppelgänger?

3. How well do you know your music?

4. Inside information please?

5. We really want to know ...

6. And about that Friends question ... Were they really on a break?

7. And what about that chicken thing?

8. Just wondering if you had the answer to this one, too?

9. And, ultimately, the only answer that really matters:

But let’s give credit where credit is due. The DA chief was a really good sport and took all of it in his stride.

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee is the social media accounts director at Ogilvy PR. She was previously the deputy digital news editor and social media editor at the Mail & Guardian. Haji has an honours degree in journalism from the University of Stellenbosch and continues to write columns for the M&G. Read more from Haji Mohamed Dawjee


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