Mbalula scolds driver on­line

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J OHANNESBURG — A South African woman seek­ing ad­vice on Twit­ter about buy­ing a driver’s li­cense got more than she bar­gained for on Wed­nes­day when her in­quiry caught the eye of po­lice min­is­ter and pro­lific tweeter Fik­ile Mbalula (pic­tured).

“It’s a crim­i­nal of­fence to buy a driver’s li­cense (like a) ngathi lig­winya,” Mbalula tweeted back, us­ing a lo­cal word for a dough­nut. “It will get you, the traf­fic de­part­ment and the driv­ing school ar­rested.”

Mbalula, nick­named “Razzmatazz” from his time as sports and re­cre­ation min­is­ter, has more than 750,000 Twit­ter fol­low­ers and sees his per­sonal feed as a use­ful tool in the fight against South Africa’s high crime rates.

South Africa’s traf­fic laws and reg­u­la­tions are tight by African stan­dards al­though re­ports of driv­ing in­struc­tors ask­ing for bribes or peo­ple driv­ing with­out a valid li­cense are com­mon.

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