SA divided over Mbaks’ new tech: “This is supposed to be classified”

SA divided over Mbaks’ new tech: “This is supposed to be classified”

- Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula shared a video which detailed the latest tracking technology being used by traffic police

- Mbaks seemed chuffed about the innovation and vowed to hunt down criminals

- Some lavished praise on the proactive minister, but others identified flaws in his strategy

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Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula generally adopts a very hands-on approach to the portfolio he's been assigned to.

Since being appointed to oversee the safety of our roads, Mbaks is often seen in uniform and on social media.

In his latest social media post, Mbalula shared news of the latest tracking technology that is being used to hunt down criminals.

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Mbalula included a video and made the following pledge in his caption via Twitter:

"We will find your cars in our roads and arrest the criminals who steal them."

Briefly.co.za noted that the tweet invoked a diverse range of reactions.

While some appreciated the minister's efforts, others weren't feeling it.

The common concern was that the video could be alerting offenders and aid them in devising a counter.

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MrT (@GmailThabiso1) gave Mbaks a rollicking:

"You are not supposed to show criminals what your moves are about. This is supposed to be classified. You must just become minister of entertainment industry. Excitement makes you lose focus."

Dineo Lefowa (@DLefowa) felt it is a lost cause:

"I bet someone in Mamelodi, Winterveld or Soshanguve already has those devices. These criminals are always one step ahead."

Twitter user (@samuel_walase) also expressed concern about it being publicised:

"And you thought its wise to inform thieves so that when they steal they make a plan about it?? Very clever government officials always on the side of criminals."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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