Johannesburg - Well-known TV presenter Nomuzi Mabena, better known as Moozlie, shocked South Africans last week by faking an accident.
It later emerged that the footage of her promoting her label while driving, in what appeared to be a live ‘selfie’ feed interrupted by an accident where viewers next saw shattered glass, was actually a hoax, created as part of the #DriveDry campaign sponsored by Volkswagen.
While some did see through it, due to the many inconsistencies in the footage, many were shocked and worried sick, which soon turned to social-media-vented outrage as the truth was revealed. How could they play around with something as serious as death? How could they make friends, family and fans worry about her for so long? After all, Moozlie was said to be uncontactable for most of the next day.
Fair enough. But the question at the top of our minds was - where is all the outrage over South Africa’s shocking road carnage? Almost 15 000 perish on our roads each year, largely due to human error and extremely foolish and inconsiderate behaviour, including distracted driving and being intoxicated behind the wheel.
Why so little outrage over the driving habits of our fellow South Africans?