Video of SAPS riot training fail goes viral: 'Looks like fun'

Video of SAPS riot training fail goes viral: 'Looks like fun'

- A video is being shared on social media showing police practicing how to handle riots

- Unfortunately, it did not go quite as planned

- Mzansi social media users were left amused by the footage

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A video of police riot training has gone viral on social media. In the footage, the members of the police force battle against firefighters with a hosepipe spewing high-pressured water. The practice ends in a hilarious manner that left many amused.

The video, shared by South Africa Live on Facebook, has over 1 500 reactions. It was captioned:

"Riot training can be all sorts of fun..."

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The high-pressure water became too much and one of the firefighters lost control of the hosepipe and went flying to the ground. Mzansi social media users were amused by the practice drill fail. Facebook user Jacques Terblanche said:

"The firemen are portraying the rioters, let's not lose out of sight that they are trained to handle a hose, not even rioters fail so dismally as they did, our homeland security service and public services are really lacking in training or passion."

While Anse-Mari de Bruin said:

"Looks like fun. I had such a laugh."

Samuel Reggers jokingly said:

"On this hot day while some of us are stuck in the office cooped up in there, some people are having a good time at work playing with water."

READ ALSO: Say what? Kelly Khumalo and Chad da Don called it quits again? previously reported that the South African Police Service has shown appreciation to Simon Talamo Moila, a diligent member who has been serving the force for 28 years. He started at the SAPS as a cleaner. He worked at the SAPS Tshwane Academy in Pretoria West. In 2004, Mr Moila took a transfer to the Soshanguve Police Station where he assumed his duties as docket store manager.

At the time of his promotion, Mr Moila had no matric qualification. He persevered and obtained his matric certificate at the Rietgat Police Station at the age of 40.

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