SAPS investigating photo of officers enjoying drinks in uniform

SAPS investigating photo of officers enjoying drinks in uniform

- The South African Police Service is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding a photo that has outraged Mzansi

- Two uniformed women can be seen posing in front of packs of liquor, seemingly enjoying alcoholic beverages

- The authorities have asked anyone with relevant information to come forward

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The South African Police Service has confirmed that it is probing the authenticity of a photo that has caused waves on social media.

Amid strict lockdown measures, two women dressed in the SAPS uniforms can be seen enjoying what seems to be bottles of beer while posing in front of a horde of liquor.

Commenting on the situation, national spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo confirmed an investigation is underway and condemned the behaviour:

"Such behaviour by any South African Police Service member is unacceptable and it is condemned in strongest terms by police management. As soon as the investigation is concluded and the picture authenticated, the members will be subjected to internal disciplinary procedures."

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Naidoo called on any citizen who has information relating to the picture to come forward:

"We are appealing anyone who has any information about this picture to contact the SAPS Crime Stop number 086 00 10111. Tip-offs may also be made via the SAPS MySAPS App. All information received will be treated with confidentiality." reported that the sale of alcohol during the current lockdown was prohibited as well as the transport of any liquor during this time.

Authorities have been seen clamping down on citizens during this time, with numerous tavern owners and employees arrested for flouting the regulations.

With the pressure on for civilians to comply, this photo (if legitimate) has rubbed salt into the wounds of having these pleasures removed in South Africa.

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