- Gauteng safety MEC, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, takes centre-stage in a video shared via social media
- The video shows the MEC instructing a traffic officer to arrest a motorist for driving without a driver’s licence, licence disk or ID book
- Not everyone was impressed by the footage and claimed it was an unlawful arrest
Gauteng safety MEC, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, was at the centre of a viral video shared via social media on Thursday.
The Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) shared the video via its Facebook page.
Nkosi-Malobane participated in an anti-crime operation in Dobsonville on Thursday morning.
The MEC can be seen instructing a traffic officer to arrest a motorist who was driving without a driver’s licence, ID book or licence disk.
Nkosi-Malobane then advises that the vehicle should be towed away.
Some South Africans were impressed that she took no prisoners.
Ntuthuzelo Tsiki-tsiki Mpambani said, “In Gauteng we want a crime free and safer communities. We will achieve that by in forcing by laws, great work MEC.”
However, not everyone was impressed with the hands-on approach.
Andries Burger said, “THIS IS BORDERING ON THE RIDICULOUS, ELECTION LOOMS!”
Some felt it was a political stunt for the cameras while others bemoaned the legalities of the arrest.
Michael McClean said, “This is just an act for the media.”
Sipho Mthembu added, “He can only be fined R1000 for the license and R1500 for the cars disc. The car will be impounded till he comes with its valid papers. No arrests must be made.”
JG Swarts said, “Not an arresting offence but ka that’s 4 the cameras at the nearest police station he will get a fine and set free but if I was him yor I will sue for that unlawful instruction coming from that politician.”
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