- SAPS officers were seen rushing to a scene recently
- While speeding through a local township, the driver of the SAPS bakkie was seen drifting through the streets
- Video footage of the incident went viral and has had a polarising effect
The South African Police Service (SAPS) officers don't enjoy the best reputation in South Africa and this was exemplified in a recent Facebook post.
South African Live shared a video on Sunday that has garnered a staggering reaction from Facebook users.
The footage shows the driver of a SAPS vehicle speeding and drifting in a street in one of the local townships.
Briefly.co.za noted that more than 1 000 comments were shared and many were impressed by the driver's ability behind the wheel.
However, others were critical and highlighted the risk involved, as the vehicle swerved in close proximity to homes and residents.
Mbulelo Ndlangamandla was not at all impressed:
"This is reckless and could cause accidents."
Naseen Adams leapt to the defence of the boys in blue:
"Obviously they are rushing to a crime scene or catching a suspect! More vans passes before this one ,why do you think the camera man was ready? You really think our officers would drive like this for fun and games."
Sir-Jaros Olifants was in awe of the cop's skills:
"If you can turn a high suspension Bakkie like that, just know you're a good driver."
Meanwhile, five SAPS members including a police reservist attached to the Namahadi Police Station in Phuthaditjhaba in the Free State have been arrested.
The cops were taken into custody after they disobeyed the alcohol ban during the national lockdown.
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