#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 became Africa’s first social media editor in a newsroom at the Mail & Guardian, where she went on to work as deputy digital editor and a disruptor of the peace through a weekly column. A stint as the program manager for Impact Africa – a grant-disbursing fund for African digital journalists – followed. She now pursues her own writing full time by enraging readers of EWN and Women 24 with weekly and bi-monthly columns respectively. She also contributes to the Sunday Times and a range of other publications. Mohamed Dawjee's inaugural book of essays: Sorry, not sorry: Experiences of a brown woman in a white South Africa, is due for release by Penguin Random House in April 2018.Follow her on Twitter: @sage_of_absurd Read more from Haji Mohamed Dawjee

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