We lose thousands of people to drinking and driving yearly. And unfortunately, it is a statistic that only seems to be increasing.

On one of the biggest days of his life, Sphola almost saw the end of his success before it began. Even after being warned by his friends his judgment had seemed to be somewhat clouded. Worried about losing a huge business opportunity, Sphola took a gamble on his life by driving a long distance right after drinking over the limit. Not only did he put his own life at risk, but also the lives of other drivers and pedestrians on the road. Who knows what would have happened if he hadn’t been stopped by a police officer. Which ultimately led to his arrest, but we can all agree that the situation could have been worse.

Moral of the story? It is never a good idea to drink and drive. Make use of any other means of transport. It might just be that decision that will save ones life.

Watch Skeem Saam every weeknight at 18.30 for more on Sphola’s journey. Mzansi Fo Sho!