Metro Police Officer in Viral TikTok Video Slammed for Recording Woman Running Away With Cow’s Head

Metro Police Officer in Viral TikTok Video Slammed for Recording Woman Running Away With Cow’s Head

  • A law enforcement officer was criticised on social media after a video of her not arresting a suspected looter went viral
  • In the TikTok video, a woman is carrying the severed head of a cow to her car while an officer records her
  • Netizens were disappointed that the cop did not apprehend the woman and instead created content

With eight years of experience, Tebogo Mokwena, a current affairs writer for Briefly News, provided insight into the criminal justice system and high-profile cases in South Africa at Daily Sun.

A metro police was accused of letting a motorist run away with a cow's head and not arresting her
A law enforcement officer watched a citizen run away with the head of a cow. Michele Spatari/Bloomberg via Getty Images and Alan Hopps
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A Metro Police officer was slammed for recording a TikTok video of a resident running away with the head of a cow. South Africans were furious that the law enforcement officer took the opportunity to create content instead of apprehending the woman.

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Woman runs with cow in TikTok video

The TikTok video was posted by @newsnexussa and received over 40K views. The video shows a woman carrying a chicken's head, otherwise known as inyama yenhloko.

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The woman seems to be running away from the scene of a truck surrounded by large numbers of people. A Metro Cop is running in front of her, recording the woman running from the scene, laughing while carrying the head to the car. Watch the video here:

Citizens slam officer's actions

Netizens slammed the Metro Police officer for recording the incident and not doing her job by apprehending the woman.

Hazzy_min asked:

“Was the official not supposed to stop her, perhaps?”

Martin Smit pointed out:

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“Yeah, with a speedcop recording it. SA only.”

Annette "Jefe" Elhannora responded:

“I think it’s for evidence.”

Sicario pointed out:

“And the officer entertains it.”

OT Kunene jok4d:

“The officer is busy collecting exhibits.”

Demolition wrote:

“Only in SA do the cops record.”

DStarhammer pointed out:

“Love the Metro cop making a clip and not doing their job.”

Maverick was puzzled.

“And it’s a joke? Is the cop filming or social media jokes or what? Because she’s not controlling the situation.”

Soza (Marc) observed:

“What else is new? Law enforcement will stand by and watch as the crime is committed and think that it’s funny.”

Victor suggested:

“This officer must be charged for dereliction of her duties.”


“We are normalising crime. This is not good. So whenever a truck is struck, people loot?”

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In a similar article, Briefly News reported that police officers assaulted a man in a viral video.

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The officers pounced on the victim, who works at a salon in Cape Town, and allegedly accused him of selling drugs. He was viciously assaulted, punched, kicked and suffocated. South Africans condemned the violent video.

Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email:

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