South African Woman Waits 9 Months for New Driver’s Licence Only to See Hilarious Name Change

South African Woman Waits 9 Months for New Driver’s Licence Only to See Hilarious Name Change

  • A woman patiently waited nine months to renew her driver’s licence just to end up with one showing a funny mistake
  • Christine Panaino got her new licence and found out that she is now apparently a Khumalo
  • The people of Mzansi had to laugh, letting the woman know that she should just embrace her new name

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It is no secret that renewing your driver’s licence in Mzansi is more difficult than faking your own death. One lady learnt this the hard way and even ended up with an entirely new surname in the end. Her story had Mzansi laughing.

Christine Panaino
Facebook user Christine Panaino has had a tough time renewing her driver's licence, and it only worsened when she did. Image: Facebook / Christine Panaino
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With the coronavirus, corruption, and the useless online systems that are needed to process legal documents, renewing a driver’s licence or changing any personal details on official documents is almost impossible.

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Facebook user Christine Panaino took to social media to air her frustrations. After nine gruelling months, she finally received her new driver’s licence. However, she got another surprise along with it... apparently, she is a Khumalo.

“So after nine months of trying to get an appointment for driver’s renewal I'm officially Miss khumalo.”

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The people of Mzansi couldn’t help but laugh at the new Miss Khumalo

While most understand the struggle, there really is nothing else to do but laugh. People flooded the comment section with jokes, claiming the name change might not be such a bad thing, lol.

Take a look at some of the hilarious comments:

Dvine Lloyd said:

“They is nothing bad being a Khumalo ask me, I use to be a Johnson and suddenly change to a Khumza.”

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Langa Kaula said:

“Let it be known that from now on you are of the Khumalo clan and your first name is Londeka second name Beatrice Don’t ask me why. You are here on Londeka Beatrice Khumalo.”

Alwyn Rivas said:

“Wow at least you are alive. My friend went to renew Drivers licence to find out he is dead.”

Rieanna Z KamaMyaka Thwala-Mthethwa said:

“Your ancestors have finally tracked u down MaKhumalo ”

Caleb Oteng BornGreat said:

“You were probably in the womb for nine months and have just been born and given a new name ”

Amandla Stenberg blames her mother for “incorrect” pronunciation of her South African name

In similar news, Briefly News reported that Amandla Stenberg has finally settled the debate over how to pronounce her South African name.

Mzansi peeps have been engaged in a heated argument on TikTok with Americans who were adamant about how to pronounce Amandla's name.

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Americans were unwavering in their belief that they were correct based on how Amandla pronounces her name herself, while South Africans came out firing with proof of how Amandla should be pronounced.

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Denika Herbst (Editor) Denika Herbst is a Human Interest writer at Briefly News. She is also an Industrial Sociologist with a master's degree in Industrial Organisational and Labour Studies from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, which she completed in 2020. She is now a PhD candidate at UKZN. Denika has over five years of experience writing for Briefly News (joined in 2018), and a short time writing for The South African. You can reach her via: denika.herbst@briefly.co.za.

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