- South African social media users can't deal after a video of a riot cop failing in the line of duty made the rounds on social media
- The cop's antics had Saffas falling off their seats as users spared no mercy for the cop at the centre of it
- The five-second video has been viewed more than 82 000 times and drawn a spectrum of comments with shots directed at the country's law enforcement
A video of a riot cop has got the funnies from Mzansi social media users after it recently went viral.
The video, which appears to have been taken during the unrest in Gauteng in the last few days, shows the police officer stumbling back and hitting against a lamp post as he fires into a crowd, and loses his rifle, in the process.
It is believed his firearm was a non-lethal rifle loaded with rubber bullets as he worked to disperse the large crowd of looters attacking a shopping centre.
It is unclear which shopping centre or stores were looted during the apparent incident. The region or district of the cop's metropolitan police department is also unknown.
The five-second video has since drawn the mickey from Saffas after it was viewed more than 82 000 times on Thursday. A user @papizwane2 posted it with a caption reading:
"South African cops are basically an embarrassment factory."
Mzansi social media users ravage poor riot cop in hilarious falling video
If the flood of comments seen under the original tweet is anything to go by, it is clear Saffas were having a field day with this one.
The cop at the centre of it all was not spared any mercy as users tore into him for his clumsiness and downright lack of situational awareness. Briefly News takes at some of the shots fired below.
"What do you expect when Academy College of SAPS is in Hammanskraal and Metro Police in Attrigeville."
"Lol did he pick up his gun and ran away?"
"South African cops struggle to properly manage a simple motor vehicle collision scene involving only two vehicles."
"If you bought your way in the job, this is what you give."
Continue believing that you have a police service in this country. As for me, I gave up when Bheki himself started sending me messages from Bolt."
Comedic SANDF soldier boots looters from store, Video has SA in stitches
It is unclear where the video was taken but South African National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel have been activated to quell civil unrest in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
The two provinces have been engulfed by raging bouts of looting, theft, destruction of property, and acts of violence which have resulted in the death of hundreds of people since the civil unrest began more than a week ago.
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Source: Briefly News