Mzansi Shares Hilarious Meanings of the 'B' in Police Vehicle Number Plates

Mzansi Shares Hilarious Meanings of the 'B' in Police Vehicle Number Plates

- South Africans are attempting to unravel @AdvoBarryRoux's question on social media about the meaning behind police car registration plates

- As they struggle for answers, some believe the B stands for the Police Minister Bheki Cele's first name and some suggested it stands for 'Bribes'

- Although some were honestly puzzled, some were impatient with the famed social media commentator's delay to answer

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Although South Africans are baffled regarding the meaning of the 'B' spotted in the number plates of vehicles belonging to South African Police Services, many have shared their answers @AdvoBarryRoux's post on social media.

The well-known Twitter user has brought an interesting topic to his followers and they are battling to find the right reply and in an aim to find the right answer. Some have shared hilarious responses.

@AdvoBarryRoux posted an image of a vehicle belonging to the men in blue, captioned: What does the 'B' stand for?

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It was very interesting to find out some believe it roughly translates to 'bopha', a Zulu word meaning 'arrest'. On top of that explores some replies as the image has been liked more than 300 times after it was posted on Friday morning.

South Africans take to social media to find answers on the meaning of B in police vehicles. Image: Twitter
South Africans take to social media to find answers on the meaning of B in police vehicles. Image: Twitter
Source: Twitter

@Gobeni_Tobani opted for an easy way out and said:

“Baleka, bopha/bamba (Run, arrest in Zulu and Xhosa).”

@AubreyChiibi didn't waste time thinking deeply head but believes it's the Police Minister's idea:

"Bheki (Cele)."

@Zolani_Qetsele said:

"Nislow nonke (you're all slow), it stands for Bribe."

@LancePeters0608 believes an Afrikaans description is the best:

“Beveiliging (security). Afrikaans – it should’ve been changed long ago!”

@Mzuvuki53511475 had a different response altogether:

“I always thought it meant Bloemfontein.”

@NdinguSandile seems to also link the B to his geographical location:

“Growing up in the Eastern Cape, I always thought that B stands for Bhisho since iyiCapital city yasePhondweni (the capital city of our province).”

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One would assume that @LebziCangal has been on the wrong side of the law on many occasions:

“B for 'Bribe'.”

@Worse_Advocate took it further than expected:

“M on military vehicles is for 'Man', B on police vehicles is for 'Boys'.”

@Motshida frankly admitted he has no idea but explained a few:

“I know on state cars G - Government, D - Diplomat, M - Military, B... hayii angazi inoba ngu Bolice (B I don't know maybe Bolice).”

In another post that has left Mzansi in stitches was reported on by where South African police officers pull over the driver of an expensive Lamborghini that was shared online by popular Twitter user, @AdvoBarryRoux.

In the picture, the cops and the driver appear to be in a deep conversation and the Twitter user asked his 1 million followers to share what they think the cops may be saying to the driver and it equalled hilarious responses from many South Africans.

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With many South Africans still recovering from losing jobs and their well-being having been severely hit by the current coronavirus pandemic, it seems they resort to social media to erase their day-to-day challenges.

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