#AskBlade: Minister's call for Twitter Q&A backfires
Twitter users have used the social media platform to mock the Minister.
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.
- IG: AdvBarryRoux (@Barry_Roux) February 26, 2016
The minister responded to say that he will only answer the more 'genuine' questions.
As a Minister I am looking forward to engage with you and answering genuine questions as some have started but no insults.— Bonginkosi Nzimande (@DrBladeNzimande) February 26, 2016