Fikile Mbalula pleads with South Africans to avoid drunk driving

Fikile Mbalula pleads with South Africans to avoid drunk driving

- Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has pleaded with South Africans not to drink and drive

- This comes shortly after news of Motjeka Madisha's passing on Saturday evening

- While no official reports over what happened have been released, it didn't stop Mzansi from linking Mbalula's comment to the incident

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Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has called for caution shortly after learning of Mamelodi Sundowns defender Motjeka Madisha's passing.

While there were no official reports indicating that alcohol was involved, Mbalula posted the following:

"Don't drink and drive, please South Africa."

Mbalula pleaded with SA to avoid drunk driving. Image: GovernmentZA/ Flickr
Source: UGC

Mbalula may not have directly named Madisha in his post it didn't prevent Mzansi speculating that the soccer icon's death had served to inspire the post.

Take a look at just a few responses to Mbalula's comments below:

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@GbooiMolesedi: "Wena don't loot and smile."
@TboozeSA: "Maybe more harsh penalty, if you're caught, will discourage people from doing so. Maybe suspend Licence. After 3rd time they should get a prison sentence."
@ShirneenMadhoo: "Please tell them, Minister... They don't listen... We tired of saying RIP every weekend."
@LeeLinduyise: "Its terrible to be hit by a drunken driver while you are sober as a judge. Offenders must be imprisoned for 25 years if found behind the wheel drunk."
@MissB20_10: "We're a very reckless nation Mbalula I think our Metro police officers should also stop taking bribes from drunk drivers, and harsh sentences for drunk drivers need to be implemented in this country otherwise we will preach this gospel till we grow white hair Crossed fingers."
@CreateKreaterr: "Why do I feel it's directed to someone."
@Inenekazi_: "Don't drink and loot please ANC."

Earlier, reported that Mamelodi Sundowns defender Motjeka Madisha has tragically passed away in a car accident on Saturday night.

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Only hours after the club celebrated its 50th anniversary, the 25-year-old player died in an accident in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

At this point in time, the details of the accident have yet to be confirmed, but it is believed that the soccer icon had another occupant in the vehicle when it burst into flames.

It is believed that the driver of the vehicle had lost control before colliding with a metal pole. One of the occupants perished in the fire inside the vehicle, while a male occupant had been found outside the care, both were declared dead on the scene.

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