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This South African Rapper Faked a Brutal Car Accident on Instagram to 'Raise Awareness'

South African rapper Moozlie scared South Africans when she appeared to get into a car accident during a live video on Instagram.

South Africans were frightened on Thursday when the rapper Moozlie, who recently won Best Female at the South African Hip Hop Awards, appeared to be involved in a terrible car accident. She was driving and talking about the music business when the "crash" happened. The end of the live video showed a shattered windscreen and nothing else. Many of her followers could be seen on the live video asking her whether she was okay or not.


Speculation about the stunt quickly took off online with fans arguing over whether the accident was real or a PR stunt. The rapper took to Twitter today and retweeted the widely shared video of her "accident," saying that she had partnered with both motor vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen and Drive Dry to raise awareness around road traffic accidents due to driving under the influence.

Read: Moozlie's Potent Debut Album 'Victory' Proves She Can Hold Her Own

Watch the video of the staged accident below.

#MonatiWaFela by Volkswagen, Drive Dry and Nomuzi Mabena youtu.be

While South Africa has experienced a surge in road traffic accidents due to drunken driving, and citizens are attempting to raise awareness around the issue, many are not impressed with the rapper and how she decided to go about it. Below are some responses from South Africans on Twitter.







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Global Citizen x OkayAfrica: The Impact of Conflict on Children

An estimated 1.4 million children have been hit by schools closing in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amid conflict and crisis. Here's how that's impacting Ethiopia's children.

In times of conflict and war, school-aged children could have their futures defined by whether or not they can access education amid ongoing violence.

Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray is in the midst of a war that has impacted millions of lives and affected neighboring regions, Amhara and Afar. The war — which has forced citizens to flee, has tipped the region into famine, and has barricaded humanitarian aid from reaching the most vulnerable — has now been going on for about 11 months.

As the beginning of the school season draws nearer, safely reopening schools, making education accessible, and protecting children from the impacts of violence in the affected regions is a priority for aid agencies.

"As schools prepare to reopen in early October in most parts of the country, in Tigray and the bordering regions of Afar and Amhara, where the conflict has expanded, education remains at a standstill," Director of Education Cannot Wait, Yasmine Sherif, told Global Citizen.

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