- On Wednesday, the last Rivonia trialist, Andrew Mlangeni, was laid to rest and the country watched his funeral on TV
- However, three high-ranking SANDF officials caught Saffas' attention during the funeral for all the wrong reasons
- The men were seen taking of their masks to have a smoke amid a ban on tobacco products during lockdown Level 3
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Hold on, is that a ciggie we see? Three high-ranking SANDF officials have become a topic of discussion online after Saffas saw them violating lockdown Level 3 rules.
While smokers in the country are anxiously awaiting the government to lift the ban on the sale of tobacco products, the three officials were seen enjoying a smoke during Andrew Mlangeni's funeral.
With the ban on cigarettes firmly in place for five months now, South Africans were left wondering where the SANDF officials got cigarettes from in the first place.
READ ALSO: Andrew Mlangeni: Last Rivonia Trialist passes away at age 95
Video clips and photos of the puffing officials circulated on Twitter and it left Saffas with a lot of questions for President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Social media user @MandlaMhlanga_ shared the photos and asked:
"Dear President Cyril Ramaphosa, I have a small ask, where did they get the cigarettes?"
READ ALSO: Andrew Mlangeni's funeral sees ANC accused of flouting lockdown laws
The SA Tobacco Alliance also had their say on the men smoking when all sales of tobacco products are supposed to be banned.
They captioned the post:
"Considering the #tobaccoban on legal tobacco products that is destroying thousands of jobs, and harming millions of consumers... how did these officers get cigarettes?"
More South Africans voiced their views on the smoking officials:
Meanwhile, earlier Briefly.co.za reported Rasta once again showed up at a funeral to honour the deceased and he nailed it. The infamous artist painted a portrait of the late Andrew Mlangeni and it left Saffas wondering what happened to the real Rasta.
One person commented:
"What has this imposter done with the real Rasta. Ngeke! Phela the real Rasta would have drawn Govan or Rolihlahla today instead."
In other sad news, Orlando Pirates superfan Mandla 'Mgijimi' Sindane suddenly passed away, leaving soccer fans mourning his death.
According to his brother, he had been struggling to breathe before he died. Sindane passed away in his sleep alone at home and his father only found his body the following day. Robert Marawa and Fikile Mbalula were amongst many to pay their respects online.
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