- A video has been making its way around social media, showing a cop who isn't sober in the least
- The video may be old or relatively new, but it still remains a relevant issue in South Africa
- Citizens do not have faith or trust in the country's police force and the video rekindled those feelings
Social media users were left feeling angered and disappointed in a video that recently got shared on Twitter.
In the video, a police officer who is in his uniform and was driving a police minibus is seen being drunk.
The video got many comments from upset social media users, Briefly.co.za noticed. No one was pleased to see the drunken officer.
Check out the video for yourself:
And here's what some peeps had to say:
"Some don't respect their job... and others are so desperate for jobs."
"A drunk policeman with a gun but yet government want to disarm law-abiding citizens."
"Disgrace that's why illegal immigrants come in as they please our officers are busy drowning in sorrow."
"Public service jobs are generally taxing for many people, especially in this country but does that mean that as an officer of the law who is supposed to uphold and enforce the law you can drive under the influence, endangering civilians? Absolutely not."
"Sentence should be double totally unacceptable he could have killed someone."
"SA is going down the drain, nobody fears cops anymore."
"What is our country coming to mara, the guy is drunk tjo."
Just two months ago, another drunken officer made headlines. He became the subject of an investigation after a video went viral showing him refusing to help a pleading mother.
The footage surfaced on Twitter as well and was said to have taken place at the Midrand police station. According to a tweep, @TPAKKIES, who posted the video online, the policeman was allegedly drunk.
The officer can be heard saying in the video that he didn't care if the woman died.
He said: “It is none of my business … she can die and I can write an affidavit that she died.”
According to Alberton Record, the SAPS launched an internal investigation into the footage that has gone viral. Gauteng police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters revealed that no formal complaint had been laid but an “urgent” probe into the matter was launched.
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