Video shows re-threading of tyres: 'To all the customers RIP'

Video shows re-threading of tyres: 'To all the customers RIP'

- Video footage has emerged showing old tyres being re-threaded

- The video has amassed over 700 reactions on social media

- Mzansi social media users are divided on whether it's an illegal practice or not

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A video has emerged showing old tyres being re-thread and it's causing uproar on social media. In the footage an old tyre is seen being thread using a tool that resembles a chisel.

The video was posted on Facebook by South Africa Live and has gathered over 700 reactions from astonished South Africans. While some people said that the practice was normal, others were convinced that this was illegal.

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Facebook user Gary van den Heuvel said:

"Some truck tyres are designed to be re-grooved, but this does not appear to be a truck tyre. This is a normal road vehicle tyre."

While Mgayi Manyike said:

"I bought a tyre like this in 2004 and took it to a fitment centre the day after, it was never fitted... they refused."

Khomotso Mcduff Nonyane said:

"To all the customers RIP (rest in peace)."

Daniel Lee said:

"So just make the rubber thinner and thinner and get a blowout whilst driving and crash and kill yourself and a whole family in the process all for the sake of not getting a new set of tyres??!!"

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Meanwhile, previously reported that social media user @Djandy_kay shared photos of two SAPS officers, who stopped to help a woman in need. According to his post, the lady was travelling with her two kids when her tyre burst - leaving her stranded in the rain. However, Sergeant Ronny Ramara and Constable Mokwele came to her rescue and their good deed was shared on Twitter.

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