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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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#EndSARS: Security Forces Open Deadly Fire on Protesting Nigerians

Nigerian security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate amid continued demonstrations against police brutality. This comes after the Nigerian government recently enforced an abrupt curfew in Lagos.

It has been reported that security forces in Nigeria have opened fire on protestors at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Several reports from various media outlets have confirmed this incident after numerous images and videos emerged on social media. The footage reveals protesters running away from security forces as they fire live rounds into the crowds while others have been shown to be injured. No fatalities have as yet been confirmed. Protesters have continued mass demonstrations against the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which has been "rebranded" by the Nigerian government to a new unit termed the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).
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