Socialite Babalwa Mneno wants Nathi Mthethwa to recognise the Black Coffee and Bonang are national treasures and as such are too valuable to have them waste their time standing in visa queues.
She took to social media to implore the arts and culture minister to give the internationally recognised South African DJ a diplomatic passport.
“I hope the honourable minister Nathi Mthethwa has given Black Coffee a diplomatic passport or has plans to do so. I can’t imagine our only national treasure queuing for visas at arrival or departure airports when he has to literally jump from country to country to represent us!”
Another social media user was not sure if Mneno knew that a diplomatic passport was not a status symbol and gave her a reality check.
Babalwa learned from another user that a diplomatic passport did not guarantee that queues would vanish.
“My last visit to one African country, I was made to wait until they serviced their 73 people who were coming from Addis Ababa despite them having a section that deals with the diplomats,” the tweep wrote about his experience in another country.
She replied that SA celebs who represent South Africa are a brand that needs special recognition.
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