South African president Cyril Ramaphosa held his first twitter live chat under the hashtag #HolaMatamela on Monday, April 15 ahead of the country’s May 8 general elections.
Ramaphosa invited the public to asking him questions on Twitter saying
I’m delighted to be in a position to answer questions, especially from young people. My office tells when you speak to me you will say #HolaMatamela
Question: Do you think politicians spend enough time in townships in between elections? Are we ALL too far removed?”
Ramaphosa replied: “To be honest, we do not spend nearly enough time in our townships and villages; we go there when we engage in political work and government work. We need much more time to spend on the ground with our people.”