- A 39-year-old has been dismissed from the South African Police Service after he was caught drunk on camera
- The police confirmed that the former constable had been found guilty in an internal disciplinary process
- The disgraced former officer still faces charges of driving under the influence and using a car without the owner's permission
The 39-year-old South African Police Service (SAPS) constable recently made the news after he was filmed drunk and in uniform has been fired.
Lt-Gen Sello Kwena confirmed that Tsekiso Jonas Tshabalala is no longer a constable in the South African Police Service.
He was officially dismissed on 26 January 2021 after an internal disciplinary process found him guilty of being fully uniformed and intoxicated.
The incident took place last year in November.
The former constable still faces charges of driving under the influence and using a car with the owner's permission.
The clip was 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.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the authorities have confirmed that a criminal case has been opened against one of their own.
The charges, being drunk in public in police uniform, were pressed against the man after a video of the ordeal went viral.
One of the people gathered around the allegedly drunk and mostly passed out officer claims in the video that the cop is sleeping right 'in front of the police station'.
A separate clip, the officer, now lucid, can be seen struggling to speak while seated behind a bench in public. He later falls over.
The authorities say that the officer is stationed at Randfontein and had been off-duty on Friday when he was found under the influence.
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