- A traffic police officer is seen in a video napping while on duty
- He had apparently set up a speed trap before being overwhelmed by sleep
- The incident happened at an unknown location in the Free State province
A viral video shows a traffic police officer apparently napping while on speed trapping duty in the Free State province.
salivemag.com shared the video on its website recently, Briefly.co.za learned. It's unclear when and where exactly in the province the incident happened.
A motorist who had been pulled over reportedly took the video and posted it on social media. The unnamed officer is seen sitting fast asleep on the edge of the car's boot.
The motorist also zoomed in on the car's registration disk, apparently to get its details. It's unclear if there has been any reaction from police authorities so far.
Social media users have expressed mixed views about the footage. Some were outraged at the cop for sleeping on duty, while others took a more empathetic approach.
Thabiso Kokwana wrote:
This is what happens when people are hired just because the government wants to eradicate unemployment, not because people are passionate about the job.
A sympathetic Ela Komar said:
It's very hot. Maybe he was tired. In parliament it's cool they sleep too. Don't let him lose his job.
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