Ever wondered how many Zimbabwean politicians use social media to connect to the people they are supposed to represent. Ever wondered which ones and how they use social media? How many blog, are on Twitter, Facebook, post YouTube videos etc… This week’s 263Chat discussion is going to be on just that. And it’s not the regular virtual discussion; it’s going to be an actual event to be held at the Netherlands embassy in Harare.
The physical event is invite only so we hope you have your invite already, otherwise you can follow the #263chat hashtag and still be part of the discussion via Twitter. The event announcement was made by 263chat founder and discussion moderator Nigel Mugamu today.
The speakers at the event are: Saviour Kasukuwere Zimbabwe’s Minister of Youth, Indigenisation and Empowerment; Jessie Majome, Zimbabwe’s Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development; and Barbara Joziasse, the Netherlands Ambassador. Both Kasukuwere & Majome are active users of Twitter.
This is the second live discussion that 263chat has held since the initiative started last year in September. 263chat has become central to the discussion on Twitter of topical issues in Zimbabwe, and discussion has ranged from media freedom to Diaspora investment, Zimbabwe’s constitution referendum, Tribalism and other issues.
The outcome of this week’s discussion is bound to be interesting so please do attend and contibute your thoughts especially as this is an election year. In the meanwhile, we’d love to know in the comments below which Zim politicians you know that use social media? Please post their Facebook profile, Twitter profile, YouTube, blog, WhatsApp number or whatever tool they us so we can follow them!