- A short clip of a visibly drunk South African police officer has been shared online
- In the clip, the cop can be heard slurring his words while sitting in the front seat of a police van
- South Africans have reacted disappointingly to the clip, many of them sharing similar stories of drunk and out-of-control cops in the comment section
A short clip of a visibly drunk South African police officer having an argument with locals has been shared online. In the clip, which was shared by @MondliBrianZum1 on Twitter, the drunk cop can be seen sitting behind the wheel of his police van while speaking to locals, who seem to be complaining about something.
The clip was soon retweeted by Herman Mashaba, who shared in South Africans' disappointment in the officer's disgraceful behaviour. He also called on police officers to stop finding themselves embroiled in such scandalous situations.
"I am making a special appeal to our law enforcement officers to fight this evil that is tarnishing their entire profession. Not all police officers are like this, but your silence will ultimately affect you as well. That would be a sad day," he commented on the clip.
Meanwhile concerned Saffas also shared their thoughts on the video. Read a few of them below.
"Last Friday on my way to town a Metro cop stopped a taxi driver and said "It's you again" and the taxi driver responded "Eish uyangiceda," passing R50 in front of our eyes."
"Our children are watching. What will they become when this is what they see."
"Bheki Cele is the one who's messing up with police officers, in Braamfontein, Booysens and Turfontein shuuu police officers are having fun with bribery, they even uses the police vehicles to go bettings (Braamfontein)."
In other Briefly.co.za news, former president Thabo Mbeki recently joined the heated debate surrounding #PutSouthAfricansFirst. The ex-president has in no uncertain terms condemned the movement, commenting that:
"This thing is systematically organised all the time by people who are opposed to the development of our country. People try to blame the problems we have, and they are very real like poverty, on foreigners and try to drive them away."
Mbeki even went as far as to claim that the people who drive the movement are set on the destabilisation of SA:
"That person is not in the least bit interested in the future of our people, that person is interested in the destabilisation of our country. The notion of South Africa first in terms of our continent is illogical, its completely illogical."
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