- A military vehicle crashed in close proximity to a petrol station
- Video footage surfaced and went viral via social media
- The footage revealed that a taxi driver may have prompted the driver of the military van to swerve and crash
A SANDF vehicle was seen crashing during deployment in close proximity to a petrol station.
Briefly.co.za gathered the accident occurred in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.
The initial view was that the driver of the military van was at fault, but video footage revealed another possibility.
The video was shared by South Africa Live via Facebook on Tuesday and went viral in quick time.
The footage revealed a taxi driving in the opposite direction but in the same lane as the army vehicle.
This led many to suspect that the taxi driver was in the incorrect lane and caused the big crash.
The post had a polarising effect, as some were keen on blaming the military men, but others were adamant that the taxi driver was to blame.
Mlamuli Ntuthuka Mntambo observed,
"The taxi distracted the soldiers........ he tried to avoid colliding with the taxi. Well done 4 saving the people in a taxi...... I hope our SANDF members are safe, we love you and thank you for your assistance during this time."
Eugene De Klerk joked,
"The excitement of their first real gig was too much."
Divan Delport said,
"That was going very fast... I wouldn't rule out the very likely possibility that it got stolen. Either way it's a disgrace."
Khaya Jwarha Kista Lingani added,
"That truck was at a high speed, I'm sure they were drunk with the alcohol they took from our brothers."
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