Soweto residents, in Gauteng, welcomed the Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula in the area today.

He was leading the Hoot for Life Arrive Alive Road Safety Awareness Campaign.

His Open Bus ride began at Maponya Mall in Klipspruit and will end in Soshanguve.

Johannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo accompanied Minister Mbalula on the campaign.

The Minister urged locals not to drink and drive.

He urged community members to enjoy the festive season responsibly.