- In a heated exchange Moafrika Wa Maila told SAPS officers they were useless and went a step further and called a female officer "Grade 12"
- The video went viral and trended on Twitter prompting a debate on social media
- Some people took the opportunity to bash the SAPS while others demanded that Moafrika issue an apology for the way he spoke to the female officer
A man who identified himself as an Advocate Moafrika Wa Maila had some heated words for the South African Police Service.
He gave the police a tongue lashing over a recent funeral and that the premier of the province was not wearing a facemask.
The angry man took offence as told the cops not to tell him to shut up, he went further:
"Who are you? Miss Mathapu-whatever, listen here woman, listen here Grade 12 do you know who you are talking to?"
The video went viral and Grade 12 started trending on social media with tweeps jumping in with their opinions on the situation:
"Mo Africa Maila must apologize to all members of law enforcement, he also brought the noble legal profession into immense disrepute...there is nothing funny in him calling police personnel grade 12, our qualifications or wealth mustn't make us arrogant or disrespectful."
"So all along this guy is a minister of Grade 12 's ."
"Why do people always assume that all police officers only hold grade 12 as their qualifications? Due to the high rate of unemployment, we have police officers with diplomas and degrees that opted to be officers... Geez"
"This is so petty and condescending towards SAPS. What does Grade 12 have to do with anything? I actually do not find this entertaining."
"Advocate asking Police whether they know who he is anyways Face with rolling eyes what is this Hear-no-evil monkey."
"The guy said "listen here grade 12" and she still took imaginary notes instead of arresting him."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that these two cops acted like heroes in an action movie and arrested five suspects after a car chase.
Constable Gomolemo David Phiri and Constable Moses Moshwadiba have been praised for their dedication to their duty to protect and to serve.
The two constables were off-duty when they noticed five suspicious men running out of a cellphone shop and driving away in a silver Toyota Etios.
In other news, earlier this week the story of how a brave cop had saved an old lady from drowning in a vicious river was shared online and soon went viral. The South African Police service have now released a detailed statement about the heroic event.
“I heard the granny screaming in the bushy area already inside the river asking for help. I couldn’t even see her, but used my amateur swimming skills and made my way through the thorny branches and into the muddy Kgoptjane River.
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