DRIVEMOZ: GOOD NEWS
Last month I vented about the corruption in Botswana and Zimbabwe – and I’m afraid I still feel the same. But here’s a bit of good news. DriveMoz is a social media community initiative that aims to assist people travelling to Mozambique. This includes help with pre-trip paperwork, rules and regulations, pointers about border posts and, most importantly, assistance when a police officer attempts to solicit a bribe. You get a DriveMoz sticker and contact numbers, and when a police officer starts giving you hassles, you can call a number and you’ll receive assistance from someone who speaks Portuguese. Those in the know say that, as soon as the officers see that sticker on your vehicle, they rather wave you on. Check it out at facebook.com/groups/DriveMoz.