- Earlier this month Police Minister Bheki Cele promised a more professional and active South African Police Force
- Very recently new photos were shared of police officers sleeping on the job
- South Africans are used to seeing photos like this, but are still saddened and angered by it
Police minister Bheki Cele promised that the South African Police Service will be more professional.
He said the police will work harder to ensure public safety.
His words were barely cold when photos were shared of South African police officer sleeping on the job. Again.
It is nothing new to see photos of police officials slumbering while on duty, but you'd think the minister's speech had some affect on his officers.
Perhaps they were dreaming up clever new ways to catch criminals.
These photos - taken at the Eldorado Park police station - recently sparked a reaction on social media:
And then the Minister of police makes a big noise when they get held up at knife point and robbed of their firearms......how can you protect the taxpayers.....when you have to get private security companies to protect the police stations ....because the so called Protectors of the people cant protect themself..... - Andre Goosen
All used bed donations welcome, the police budget is blown and members are forced to sleep on hard plastic chairs in the dormitories - Gary Johnson-Barker
That's why CRIME IS HIGH in South Africa and also why I personally don't trust SAPS, METRO POLICE AND TRAFFIC OFFICIALS because they all in the same boat so to speak - Victor Lesar
Shhhhh..........not so loud people. - Hendrik Delport
It's heart breaking what is happening in our beloved country. - Elize Cordier
Not too long ago, a video was shared of a male police officer sleeping while people were waiting to be helped.
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