- A video is doing the rounds on multiple social media platforms
- It shows police officers confronting a woman who refused to stop after they attempted to pull her over
- The woman explained that she was scared to pull over in the dark as she was traveling with children
A video has been shared on social media showing the police threatening to shoot a woman who refused to pull over. The footage was shared with Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, who said that the woman was in the wrong.
The video was shared on both Twitter and Facebook and went viral on both platforms. South Africa Live shared the video on their Facebook page with the caption:
"Police threatens to shoot for not wanting to stop! SAPS threatens to shoot for not wanting to stop! A woman alone at night with her two young kids"
While Twitter user AdvBarryRoux shared the video with the caption:
"When you take your drivers license, the law says you stop whenever a police officer stops you, so she was suppose to stop immediately"
In the footage, the woman can be heard arguing with officers about why they would try and stop her so late at night. She added that she was worried because she had two baby girls in the car.
Fikile Mbalula responded to the video circulating on Twitter and said:
"This lady was wrong advovo"
Others, however, felt differently. Twitter user zuko_zama said:
"Nah but dude she has been hijacked 3 times... she is putting her safety first and the safety of the children in the car. I feel like we should understand that"
"How do normal citizens tell the difference between legitimate cops and criminals? Was she meant to stop at that dark roadblock?"
"Bathong Fikile. Do you live in the Ideal world or real world? There are so called "fake cops" out there. I suggest they call for back up should they strongly see a threat"
"Minister I will not stop at 11pm for cops, they will have to follow me to a destination where I feel safe. Many cops are criminals dressed in uniform and they also work with criminals, I'm not taking that risk"
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