RTMC causes social media controversy as it distances itself from the awareness campaign video
By Accra Maweya
Johannesburg- Road Traffic Management Corporation’s (RTMC) tweets caused social media controversy as it distances itself from a video that is circulating since last week Thursday, which showed South African female rapper Moozli Mabena being involved in a horrific car accident.
RTMC distanced itself from the apparent awareness campaign by the rapper and VWSA last Friday morning saying that the Corporation has not commissioned any music artist or celebrity to do a road safety awareness or arrive alive campaign.
In a tweet TRMC said “The Road Traffic Management Corporation distances itself from the video that has been circulating on social media, purporting to be a road safety awareness campaign.”
It was after this tweet that much controversy aroused, some people felt it was unnecessary for TRMC to clear their name instead of taking the opportunity to emphasize on the issue of speeding.
“You are disappointing. This is the time for you to use this opportunity to emphasize on the issues surrounding road safety. You’re more concerned about clearing your name?” one of the tweets read.
“Whoa! Who said you did? Rubbish people missing the point. Anyone can do a road safety campaign and post it out there. You’re not the only entity out there who can help spread the message. We don’t need your commissioning!!!” another tweet read.
Although some people found the tweet unnecessary some stood in support of TRMC saying that the video did more harm than good.