A man has called on officials to permanently employ a homeless man who directs traffic. According to the motorist, the young man helps out when the traffic lights are not working.
Lesego Setlhareng shared a video of the man directing traffic along with the caption:
"There’s this homeless boy that always controls traffic when the robots aren’t working by the Witkoppen off-ramp from the N1 highway. He deserves a job at OUTsurance Traffic Control at least."
The video was met with a positive response from social media users who agreed that the man was doing an excellent job. Twitter user FransMabonda said:
"True, we will retweet until he gets noticed."
"He does a good job hey, saw him yesterday after work and the flow was on point as if the robots were working."
"It is very unfortunate that people who wants to work don't get the job. Only lazy busted [sic] get the job."
"He is doing a good job indeed and I so wish OUTsurance could deploy him."
OUTsurance, which was tagged in the initial post, has since responded by saying:
"We agree he is doing a good job. Unfortunately the COJ didn't renew the contract and now the pointsmen only operate in the Tshwane District."
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