A video has caused a stir on social media on Friday. The footage shows people queuing at the Home Affairs office in Tongaat, awaiting service as the officials use their personal cellphones.
South Africans were outraged after a video went viral which showed Home Affairs officials more interested in their cellphones than aiding the people awaiting their service.
The video was posted on South Africa Live's Facebook page on Friday, along with the caption: "Whats the name of this WhatsApp group?? Home Affairs officials in Tongaat busy on their cellphones whilst people queue in the sweltering heat today."
Briefly.co.za gathered the footage sparked a massive reaction from social media users, who dubbed the officials' actions unacceptable.
Gladys Sutherland commented: "Public Officials all over South Africa have no respect for people - they are arrogant lazy incompetent rude indervisuals that need to be fired and replaced with a better class of person. They do not own their employments - they are working for THE PEOPLE!!!"
Meanwhile, since the footage went viral, the Parliament's Home Affairs committee called for the ban of cellphones at Home Affairs offices during business hours.
However, Eyewitness News reported the Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA) rejected the call for a ban, adding the committee should not make any 'reckless' announcement that could lead to a strike.
Take a look at the video below:
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