Babalwa believes Black Coffee & Bonang don’t deserve to stand in visa queues
'They should get diplomatic passports'
Socialite Babalwa Mneno is urging arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa to push the process to get Black Coffee and Bonang their diplomatic visas.
The socialite took to Twitter and expressed her disbelief that Black Coffee was still without a diplomatic passport even after flying the flag high for the country.
“I hope the honourable minister Nathi Mthethwa has given Black Coffee a diplomatic passport or has plans to do so. I can’t imagine our only national treasure queuing for visas at arrival or departure airports when he has to literally jump from country to country to represent us!”
I hope the honorable minister @NathiMthethwaSA has given @RealBlackCoffee a diplomatic passport.....???Or has plans to do so!!I can’t imagine our ONLY national treasure quing 4visas @ arrival/departure airports when he has 2literally jump from country2country to represent us!!!— Babalwa Mneno (@barbiliscious) February 9, 2020
While Barbs was trying to bring awareness about the importance of Black Coffee having a diplomatic visa, a tweep decided to rain on her parade asking the socialite whether she knew what the passport was or meant.
Do you know what a diplomatic passport means? You think it’s the same as wearing designer clothes and going to nightclubs? Get real my sister!!!!— Bestyb (@Bestyb11) February 9, 2020
Another tweep explained to Barbs what it took for someone to be granted a diplomatic passport explaining that it didn't work in other countries except in the SADC region.
“My last visit to one African country, I was made to wait until they serviced their 73 people who were coming from Addis Ababa despite them having a section that deals with the diplomats,” the tweep wrote about his experience in another country.
Enlightened by the explanation, Babalwa replied back in shock saying that at least SA's important celebs should get the passports as queuing was not a good fit for her brand.
“Oh wow, ok ... but at least let's give our important and global flag bearers the passport ... for example Bonang."
Oh wow ok ... but alteast lets give our important and global flag bearers the passport... eg Bonang... she shifty have to be Quinn whilst goin to rep is.... not nice— Babalwa Mneno (@barbiliscious) February 9, 2020