- Cyril Ramaphosa answered questions on Twitter on Monday
- The questions c'me from all walks of life, from politicians and journalists to ordinary South Africans
- They included some tough questions, such as why the ANC continues to play the 'race card"
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President Cyril Ramaphosa took to Twitter on Monday evening to answer questions from the public.
Twitter users were encouraged to engage with Ramaphosa using the hashtage, #HolaMatalema.
Questions for the president quickly flooded in.
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The questions came from a variety of sources, from ordinary South Africans to government officials, including Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
One question came from journalist Hajra Omarjee, who asked if Ramaphosa thought politicians spent enough time engaging with people in townships between elections.
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Ramaphosa admitted that most politicians did not. He said that he and others needed to devote more time to visiting townships and villages, according to TimesLive.
Another user asked why the ANC continues to use the 'race card', saying that this polarised society even more than it currently is.
Ramaphosa responded by saying that the ANC was a nonracial organisation and that it embraced the diversity of South Africans.
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Another comment asked why Ramaphosa, as a chief negotiator at Codesa, had allowed a new Constitution to be written which gave black South Africans a "raw deal".
Ramaphosa said that, in fact, many of the aspirations of the Freedom Charter had been achieved since the adoption of the new Constitution.
However, the president said more work still needed to be done in terms of "economic emancipation and land", Briefly.co.za has gathered.
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