- A motorist was asked where he was going when he was stopped by traffic officers checking that lockdown restrictions were being adhered to
- He told an officer at the roadblock that he had a legitimate reason to be on the road as he was en route to see the mayor
- Little did he know he was in fact talking to Mayor Geoff Makhubo, who was present at the roadside operation to show support
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Yusuf Abramjee posted a hilarious video to Twitter of a motorist who was pulled over by the police. When asked where he was going, the man said he was off to see the mayor.
Little did the motorist know, he was talking to the mayor himself who was taking part in an Easter weekend traffic operation.
Geoff Makhubo, Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, laughed as the motorist explained where he was going.
Social media users found the situation hilarious and posted their reactions:
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@SiphiweG2: Maybe he's telling the truth, After the Manana saga, he invited a lot of people to taste his wife's cooking.
@lulamamondi1: He knew who he was talking to... he just wanted to express some humour.
@Lekoafm91: Epic fail!
@Kimbelshanks: This is hilarious, his voice when he gets caught!
Some people didn't find it that funny and thought that police were not practising social distancing:
@unclescrooch: Police officers please practice social distancing.
@mkanyi81: Don’t let the police touch your licence but show it to them. Those hand gloves touched so many people before you.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that on Friday, Herman Mashaba visited the Bloed Street Mall taxi rank to help combat the spread of the dreaded coronavirus.
The former Johannesburg mayor was caught on camera handing out hand sanitiser to taxi drivers and other people at the rank.
Mashaba captioned one of the photos:
"Every taxi in South Africa should have hand sanitiser available. Both for themselves and commuters.
"Our priority must be to #StopTheSpread of #Covid19InSA to the general population, particularly vulnerable communities where social distancing or self-isolation is impossible."
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