- A video in which South African police officers are being chased away by wild party-goers has gone viral on social media
- In the video uploaded by Twitter user @Chris_Plaatjie, the cops can be seen exiting the party after seemingly being unable to stop the drunk locals from dancing and shouting
- Social media users expressed their disdain at the party-goers' refusal to respect lockdown rules
Just recently, South Africa's president, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced that the alcohol ban, along with the cigarette ban, will be lifted - this as the country slipped into Level 2 of the lockdown. The decision was met with mixed reactions from South Africans.
This video of party-goers blatantly refusing to shut down their groove must be why many concerned locals called for the alcohol ban to be reinstated. In the video, a local police officer can be seen leaving the party while the drunk partiers continue to chant and dance.
The video, which was uploaded by Twitter user @Chris_Plaatjie, received thousands of reactions from tweeps who expressed their feeling towards the distasteful actions of the drunken partiers.
Watch the video below.
Many tweeps shared suggestions on how the officers could have better handled the situation while others simply expressed their disappointment in the actions of the young people seen dancing and shouting in the video.
"Apartheid did more than just oppress us, it took common sense away from SAns, no wonder Pakistanis took local economy while we are busy getting drunk, foreigners are closing in on everything in SA because we are stupid and prioritising useless things nxa!."
"SA police service must arrest the owner of the tavern and confiscate the licence to trade. If he has no licence, the owner must never trade again. If it was a house party with so many people, arrest the owner of the house. Lawlessness must not be tolerated."
While this user, @Mabemudalordwil shared this sad but hilarious meme:
Briefly.co.za previously reported that three Tshwane Metro Police officials died in a collision with an alleged drunk driver after a high-speed chase on Sunday morning. A statement issued by the Tshwane Metro Police Department explained that the incident had taken place on the N4 in Pretoria West at around 2am.
The officers had noticed a vehicle driving recklessly toward vehicles travelling in the opposite direction in the CBD. The officials had unsuccessfully attempted to stop the vehicle when the driver opted to speed off; this had led to the police giving chase and requesting backup.
The first responders were then joined by three additional officers in another vehicle located where the suspect was chasing off to. This second vehicle was then involved in a head-on collision with the suspect's car with three officers dying on the scene. The suspect at the centre of the drama also subsequently died on the scene with his female companion taken to the nearest hospital.
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