- A video has surfaced online showing a SAPS van dumping rubbish
- The incident reportedly took place at Klein Olifants River on Sunday
- The DA ward councillor in Middleburg revealed that illegal dumping of trash is a serious problem in Mpumalanga
The video was shared on This is South Africa's Facebook page on Monday and has since gathered over 64 000 views.
According to Johann Dyason, the DA ward councillor in Middleburg, there is a serious problem with illegal dumping in Mpumalanga.
Times LIVE reported Dyason said they have been unable to get a handle on the problem and the people are just not adhering to the rules.
"It is even worse now that police are also doing it,” he told the publication.
However, some social media users claim the police were not responsible for the illegal dumping at all. Briefly.co.za gathered several South Africans pointed out that there were no cops nearby and the vehicle was probably from a panel shop.
Magda Nel, a social media user, shared an alleged update on the story:
"The vehicle was booked into the police garage on 5 September and was then outsourced to an external service provider on 18 September for repair. The vehicle was in the possession of the service provider when the video surfaced."
Despite some claims that the police were not involved in the illegal dumping at all, many South Africans were still left outraged.
Eugene Walters commented: "What happened to this beloved country of ours?"
Shirley Hendricks added: "Again I say that the law-makers are the law breakers."
Bongani Radebe said: "It will be difficult to enforce the by-laws if they keep on breaking them. Littering is not cool for the environment."
Take a look at the video below:
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