- The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) celebrated the issuing of a traffic fine via social media
- A taxi driver was fined after being caught driving in the emergency lane
- South Africans mocked the post as they shared some extremely funny responses
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department shared an interesting tweet that went viral, but for all the wrong reasons.
The traffic authority took pride in the job done by one of their senior men as he issued a fine to a lawless taxi driver.
The driver of the minibus was caught driving in the emergency lane and the cop showed him no mercy.
Although traffic offences are a serious matter, Mzansi couldn't resist poking fun at some of the elements of the story.
One of the things that stood out was the fact that the taxi driver seemed to be driving in evening slippers.
Some even called for the offender to receive another fine for the inappropriate footwear.
Others noticed that the driver seemed to display a sheepish grin or smirk as the citation was being issued.
However, most mocked the incident as a whole and regarded it as a farce.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the most common gripe was that incidents such as these take place on a daily basis and have no impact on the situation.
Feline101 (@Feline101) shared a sarcastic response:
"One of 500000000000..Cant take you seriously... you post this...and #SouthAfrica should rejoice? Nah nah nah @MbalulaFikile one little pic instead of a selfie ain't gonna cut it."
Linda horsfield (@linsam12) questioned the impact it would have:
"And that citation has as much chance of being paid as you have of falling pregnant."
Nando (@Blastofonix) shared a useful suggestion:
"Why ticket. Impound on the spot and the driver must walk home. Owner to pay fine when taxi collected from Pound. I witnessed taxis being pulled off at Rivonia N1 today. 5 minutes later both Taxis back in the yellow lane pushing their way onto W/Nicol. Police have no effect. Sad."
Kenneth (@SKmtshali) noted the driver's reaction:
"He's even laughing knowing that he won't pay the fine."
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