- The South African Police Service (SAPS) have launched a probe following a video video
- The footage shows cops using a police van to do grocery shopping
- The incident reportedly took place in the Mother City
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A video has surfaced on Facebook showing a police officer using a SAPS van to do a bit of shopping. The clip shows the cop pushing one of two trolleys that was loaded into the police vehicle.
The video was posted online by Angus Mckenzie last Friday. He captioned the video:
"Black Friday special.... Call the cops and they still don't come."
The footage managed to gather over 56 000 views and South Africans were not hesitant to give their views on the police van being used for something other than catching thugs. Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the reactions.
Areej Booley-Isaacs commented:
"He was helping the consumers buy, providing a service. New Uber."
Yusuf Fillies wrote:
"Seriously, who cares anymore? Accept it. This is South Africa - our beloved country. No laws, no rules, no worries. We're all subject to criminal law. I just hope no one films him when he stops to stock up at the shebeen. Relax people. Driving on the wrong side of the road is also allowed. So leave these guys alone. They are very lenient when it comes to the law. Enjoy your shopping officer. You're very smart. Never mind what these people are saying. They're just jealous because they have to pay for petrol for their own cars to do their personal stuff."
Neville Ferreira said:
"Typical, Officer Useless's vehicle isn't even roadworthy. Just look at that back tyre. Well people this is what we voted for. Useless overweight lazy policemen shopping with taxpayers money."
News24 reported that an investigation has been launched since the footage went viral. Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed that an internal probe had been opened the moment the accusations were brought to management's attention.
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Take a look at the video below:
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