Mmusi Maimane asks Elon Musk to help fix education sector in SA

Mmusi Maimane asks Elon Musk to help fix education sector in SA

- Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane asked the world's richest person, SA-born Elon Musk, for help in fixing SA's education sector

- Musk had shared a tweet asking for ideas on how to donate his money and Mmusi asked if he could present ideas to the billionaire

- Some South Africans saw Mmusi's response to Musk and made negative comments that Mmusi quickly clapped back at

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The richest person on the planet, Elon Musk, recently shared a tweet asking for critical feedback and ways to donate his money. Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane jumped into his replies asking for help.

Maimane stated that he has ideas about fixing the education sector in South Africa, adding that he would love to present something to Musk. SAns quickly responded to Mmusi in a few negative ways that seemed to have upset the politician.

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Maimane responded to a few of the negative comments about Musk, stating that sometimes people do things that appear to be a long shot but could help save a nation.

Mmusi Maimane asks Elon Musk to help fix SA
Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane asked SA-born billionaire Elon Musk to help him fix the education sector in Mzansi. Image: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz and Veli Nhlapo
Source: Getty Images

Take a look at Musk's tweet and Mmusi's response below:

Below are some of the negative responses Mmusi clapped back at: compiled a few of the other responses Mmusi's tweet received below:

@Brainstorming03 wrote:

"Start by sharing your ideas online and get feedback from others."

@unpopularprawn said:

"Really Mmusi? This is akin to begging on a street corner. Get a life."

@aleksggh responded with:

"It's easy to fix the education sector and South Africa too. First, you can learn online faster and better than in schools. If there was no money, the world would've maybe been better."

Earlier, reported on Musk after he responded to an image of himself fixing his car in 1995. A Twitter account that goes by @PPathole shared an image of Musk in 1995 fixing his car on his own.

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Musk responded to the tweet by saying he paid $20 (R310) for the replacement part needed from a junkyard.

While many tweeps found this story to be quite inspiring, others brought up the fact that Musk's father, Errol, once owned an emerald mine in Zambia so he couldn't have grown up all that poor.

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