Mbalula filmed asking motorist for permit after buying food

Mbalula filmed asking motorist for permit after buying food

- A video was shared online showing Fikile Mbalula confronting a motorist

- Mbaks asked the man where he was heading and the motorist said he was going to buy food

- The Minister of Transport then asked for a permit and it left Mzansi confused

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Fikile Mbalula has a hands-on approach to doing his duties as the Minister of Transport. He's often caught on camera at roadblocks or taxi ranks.

However, Mbaweezy was dubbed a "drama queen" after a video surfaced online showing him interrogating a man who claimed to be on his way to buy food.

The minister asked for a permit and once a traffic officer confirmed the motorist's car had an expired licence disk, he told cops to arrest him and impound the vehicle.

Twitter parody account Man's Not Barry Roux shared the clip on the social media platform and captioned it "Banna".

Take a look at the video below:

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The video quickly gathered over 49 800 views and South Africans were left with questions. Many called Mbalula out and asked why the man needed a permit to buy food.

He responded in the comment section, writing:

"You don't need permit to go buy food in your neighbourhood. Once you travel inter-provincial you need a permit and it should be death or essential service."

Many social media users still dragged Mbalula and one even called him a "drama queen".

Twitter user, @mafiwa2, commented:

"This minister is an irresponsible attention seeker, he might get himself a lawsuit for this stupidity."

Meanwhile, reported a man and his lover were arrested after attempting to sneak over provincial lines without the relevant permits.

MEC Faith Mazibuko revealed that the man had been stopped at an N12 roadblock on Friday, following which officers asked to search his boot.

With no permit, the man was already in trouble but when the cops found out that his girlfriend was hiding in the trunk, the situation escalated.

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