Speaking to your constituents once meant getting up on a podium and shouting into a microphone. Twitter and Facebook are now the global platforms for instant communication and politicians have taken to it like a duck to water. Listed below are a group of politicians who use Twitter and Facebook to talk to their faithful followers.
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Nelson Mandela — Facebook Fans: 65 414
The official account of Nelson Mandela may not be manned by the legendary freedom fighter, but it contains many of his quotes, pertinent news as well as memorable dates in his life.
Helen Zille — Facebook Fans: 205 361
The current leader of the opposition party, the Democratic Alliance has more followers than the President of South Africa. Zille is very verbal and responds to almost every message regarding her or her constituency in the Western Cape.
Jay Naidoo — Twitter Followers: 4 572
Naidoo is a firm believer in social media and was a cabinet minister during Nelson Mandela’s presidency. He is also one of the founders of COSATU, South Africa’s leading trade union. More followers on: Twitter
Maluisi Gigaba — Twitter Followers: 4 675
The South Africa minister of Public enterprises has plenty of opinions which he regularly voices on Twitter. He also updates the public on the ministry’s visits, TV and radio appearances.
Queen Rania — Twitter followers: 1 645 402
Beautiful, intelligent and mother to the people of Jordan – she is one of the most popular politicians in the Middle East. Both her Facebook and Twitter accounts are very engaging.