Mzansi reacts to video of SAPS officer who appears intoxicated

Mzansi reacts to video of SAPS officer who appears intoxicated

South Africans were left divided after another video was posted on social media which showed a SAPS officer allegedly drunk while wearing his uniform.

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On Monday, a video was posted on social media which showed a police officer sitting on the ground as a circle of people formed around him.

The officer in the footage appears to be intoxicated, however, no indication was given on when or where the video was filmed.

Twitter parody account Man's Not Barry Roux shared the clip on the social media handle, captioning it:

"This uniform must be respected."

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The video sparked quite the reaction and South Africans were left divided over the footage. Some slammed the officer's behaviour while others said not to judge until it is known why the officer was drunk.

Social media user @Malum_uncle commented: "He's got problems too, he's human after all. Police officer or not, it's a crazy job - worse in this Satafrika of ours."
Another tweep, @BakalaFrederic, added: "Unpopular opinion:He was supposed to be on duty to safeguard people's life but he's drunk on duty. @SAPS should put a counseling team to look after its employees. It seems as if many are going through a lot to get drunk on uniform like this!"
Twitter user, @ben_apple5, said: "Sometimes this uniform can mean too much stress and trauma."

It is not the first time a video surfaced on social media which showed a police officer intoxicated while on duty.

Briefly.co.za previously reported Facebook page Real Live SA shared a video of a cop who was allegedly caught drunk while on duty.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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