M&G Hangout: How do you feel about the blue light brigade?

*This hangout had to be cancelled. Our apologies. Please join us next week Friday June 7 at 10am for the next one.

The controversial incidents involving the so-called "blue light brigade" have long stoked public anger in South Africa. 

In November 2011, the official vehicle of former Gauteng provincial housing minister Humphrey Mmemezi knocked a teenager off his motorbike in Krugersdorp, leaving him critically injured. 

Other incidents have caused outrage as lesser officials have wreaked havoc on South African roads with the use of the blue light brigade. 

The leader of the opposition, Helen Zille, stated her objection to the use of blue lights. 

"Apart from the serious danger they pose to the public, blue light bullies are also a sign that politicians believe they are above the law. This attitude erodes democracy," she said. 

Be a part of the hangout 
On Friday, the Mail & Guardian reports on Zille's ongoing fight against the notorious blue lights.

But we want to hear from you: what do you think of the blue lights and Zille's opposition to it?

We will interview the reporter behind the story on our weekly M&G Hangout live video on Friday, May 31, at 10am. 

Andisiwe Makinana will tackle your questions and comments on the ongoing saga.


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