WATCH: It's actually 4 out of 10 – Mmusi Maimane uses #Woolieswaterchallenge to save face

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has responded to a viral clip of him muddling his numbers while campaigning in a unique way – he participated in a social media challenge while giving factual information at the same time.

Maimane first posted the video on his Twitter account, writing: "It's actually 4 out 10 South Africans who cannot find a job. Let's bring a job in every home."

This, after some people on social media suggested that Maimane try the trending #WooliesWaterChallenge to correct his blunder after mistakenly saying that "44 out of 10" South Africans don't have jobs.

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The DA leader took his mistake and advice from social media in good spirit, saving face while showing the country that he is also a good sport.

In case you missed it, a Twitter user uploaded his original trip up:

Social media users have commended Maimane for his 'exquisite comeback'.

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