- South Africans were not amused when they saw police officers being publicly humiliated as an out of control driver taunted them with his car
- The driver of the vehicle continuously spins his tyres around the SAPS vehicle
- The incident went viral with many social media users slamming the “disrespectful” driver
South Africans are quick to criticise the South African Police Service (SAPS), but came to their defence following a recent social media post.
The video showed how a man taunted cops as he spins his car and tyres around the SAPS vehicle.
A few onlookers can be heard laughing hysterically in the background.
South African Live shared the post on its Facebook page and it went viral as it evoked numerous passionate responses.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the vast majority were appalled by the scenes and sided with the police officers.
Obakeng Motlhanke said, “SA police are the most disrespected in the world...we slowly becoming banana republic.”
Robert Jooste added, “Complete lack of respect for the law. Then again, look at the government.”
Muzingaye Muzy said, “Spinning is a very entertaining sport...but also extremely dangerous esp for bystanders...that's why there are designated spinning arenas...I find the video not funny at all...disrespect to the law enforcement personnel in the public.”
Some social media users questioned if the police could have acted more swiftly.
Pauline Hare asked, “Why is he not arrested and his car impounded?”
Osborne Ramaposa said, “And police just watching, no action taken, hopefully Bheki Cele is watching this, all useless police must be removed.”
However, the majority empathised with the cops and came to their defence.
Festus Rapudi responded, “They can't do nothing while that car it's still spinning n if they have acted n someone dies u were going to blame them.”
Hlabirwa Mmina Tlou asked, “What would you do as a police officer while the car is still in motion? You guys think police officers are Dragons or Spiderman mos. Tsek.”
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