- RTMC has asked Malwedhe hit singer King Monada to become a road safety ambassador
- Concerns been raised over "idibala" videos of motorists feigning fainting while driving
- The artiste's manager said RTMC needs to clear up a few issues regarding the ambassadorial role
The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has asked King Monada to become a road safety ambassador.
The artiste, whose real name is Khutso Kgatla, is currently riding high with his hit song Malwedhe. It features a dance style dubbed "Idibala," which simulates fainting.
Concerns have grown over Idibala videos showing motorists simulating fainting while driving. There are fears that this could result in accidents during the festive season.
RTMC's chairperson Zola Majavu told SowetanLIVE that he wrote a letter to King Monada expressing these fears. He said:
One doesn't take issue with the dance but rather conditions under which simulations happen. My interest as the chairman of the lead agency statutorily responsible for road safety is obvious, hence the request.
Albert Makwela, the singer's manager, confirmed receiving the letter. However, he said RTMC needs to clear up a few issues.
He suggested that King Monada may need to be compensated for an ambassadorial role because he is fully booked for the festive season, Briefly.co.za learned.
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