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#AskBlade: Minister's call for Twitter Q&A backfires

Twitter users have used the social media platform to mock the Minister.

FILE: Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - An attempt by the Higher Education Department to engage social media users in a Q&A session has spiralled out of control with some serious, but mostly scornful questions posed at Minister Blade Nzimande.

Yesterday, Nzimande invited people to ask him questions under the hashtag #AskBlade.

Some users have instead bombarded his Twitter feed with unrelated questions.

What type of BLADE are you? GILLETTE or TOPAZI? because you can even cut simple thing like student fees? #AskBlade pic.twitter.com/2KyfzTlXKl

The minister responded to say that he will only answer the more 'genuine' questions.

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