Mzizi was just one of many South Africans who were caught up in a dangerous trend of driving while live streaming and texting on social networks, placing themselves and other road users at risk.
In July a California teenager was accused of recording a live Instagram video of a deadly crash that she allegedly caused. She had been live streaming while singing when she lost control of her car. Her sister, who was a passenger, died in the accident.
Educating the public
The Road Traffic Management Corporation said driving while distracted was a growing threat to road safety globally. The minimum fine for using a hand-held phone while driving was R600. However, the law does not prohibit live streaming or hands-free usage of a phone.