- A local motorist was assaulted by a traffic officer at a routine traffic stop and the shocking ordeal was caught on camera by the motorist's female passenger
- The angry cop proceeds to slap the Bentley driver before eventually pulling a gun on the couple and demanding that they drive off
- Mzansi social media users were definitely frightened by the short clip and took to the comments section to share their thoughts
A local motorist was assaulted by a traffic cop at a routine traffic stop and the horrific incident was caught on camera by the driver's flustered passenger.
Although the man and woman in the vehicle have not yet been identified, it's reported the incident took place around Hartebeesport, Gauteng. From the onset it's clear the officer is agitated, yelling at the passengers before eventually slamming the driver's door.
He then proceeds to slap the motorist, leaving behind a visible scratch mark, before pulling a gun on the terrified couple and demanding that they leave.
Minister Fikile Mbalula has since inquired about the details of the incident. Mzansi social media users were left in shock and took to the comments section to share their thoughts.
Check out some of their comments below:
"I need the owner who was assaulted ASAP. Please."
@billynvrleft humorously wrote:
"How do you recover from being slapped inside a Bentley, a whole Bentley? People have no shame witsi."
"Maybe the driver was under the influence of alcohol, he must have said something to the officer. Whatever clearly was not good..."
"Totally out of order @JoburgMPD hard slapping like whilst the poor guy is even wearing a mask, then set a gun at him siyo balekela kuphi ngempela when police are now the abusers on the road."
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that a Free State farm owner faces the full might of the law after setting up an illegal 'toll-gate' service on her property. The woman charged a hefty fee to car thieves and illegal immigrants using her property to travel between South Africa and Lesotho.
The woman and an accomplice have since been arrested for corruption.
According to a previous article by TimesLIVE, her operation was cut short after an impressive sting operation led by the Hawks. Undercover investigators posed as car thieves who needed to cross the border using her 'toll-gate'.
"She agreed and demanded R1 000 for a stolen vehicle to cross. Cash was paid and the suspects [the farm owner and an accomplice, aged 28] were immediately arrested,” said Hawks officer Lt-Col Philani Nkwalas.
According to one source, the cunning farm owner is the widow of a SA citizen who died four or five months ago. The source also said she's a Lesotho national who holds an SA ID.
The woman will appear in the Fouriesburg Magistrate’s Court.
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