- A video has surfaced online showing a police-branded golf 6 GTi and a police van drifting in State Way, Welkom
- The officer in the GTi drives like a pro while the policeman driving the SAPS van was dubbed "Mabena" online
- The video sparked confusion about what went downand Briefly.co.za investigated the incident
On Monday, a video was shared on Twitter by social media user @Thonkha, showing a police officer drifting with a Volkswagen Golf 6 GTi before apprehending an alleged thug.
"Welkom police doing the most," the tweep captioned the post.
Take a look at the video below:
South Africans were left confused, impressed and amused all at once. No one exactly knew what happened but they were wowed by the GTi-driving cop's skills.
However, others pointed out the "Mabena" officer in the police van at the back.
Twitter user, @Gmashaba3x, commented:
"Hahaha, Mabena never disappoints, falling down as always from the background van."
Another tweep, @Babsie_mT, wrote:
"Great drill they did. Handbrake turn done very well. Then a Mabena is spotted in the van behind, falling by himself and forgetting to pull up the handbrake."
Briefly.co.za decided to investigate the clip to determine what led up to the filmed events. According to OFM, the video dated back to 2013 and was part of a police exercise.
Free State police spokesperson, Motantsi Makhele, confirmed the footage showed an exercise by the Welkom Flying Squad in 2013 and it was not linked to any incident.
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