A video has been shared on social media showing another 'Mabena' military fail. In the footage, a soldier loses control of a tank and nearly crashes into nearby on-lookers. Fortunately, the driver was able to regain control of the armed vehicle. Many social media users were unimpressed by the fact that the footage was made public.
The clip was shared on Twitter by Yusuf Abramjee and it has gone viral on the social media platform - amassing over 16 000 views. Social media users had mixed reactions; while some were appalled by the military, others were annoyed that the video was shared to the public. Twitter user Molobelat said:
"It should be treasonous to share videos which embarrass our defence force!"
"These are not experts but staff under training... things like these are bound to happen in training."
"So Mabena is now a driver."
"As a military member, this is an exercise, so these kind of things happen... That's why the military do exercises during the year to sort this kind of thing out! Can't believe certain individuals within our defence force share this kind of clip with the public."
"I see someone shooting their colleagues instead of shooting the enemy... Disappointing."
"But this is training mos. We've all messed up in training but we learn from those mistakes and become experts."
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