Cape Town Police Officer Nabs Taxi Driver for Pointing at Him With His Gun, Mzansi Laughs

Cape Town Police Officer Nabs Taxi Driver for Pointing at Him With His Gun, Mzansi Laughs

  • A Cape Town taxi driver was arrested after a road rage incident had him facing a South African Police Service member
  • the taxi driver pointed his gun at the officer and was not aware he was law enforcement until the officer stepped out of the vehicle
  • South Africans laughed and believed that the taxi driver was served with karma

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered police investigations and court cases at Daily Sun for over three years. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email with CA in the subject line.

A Cape Town officer arrested a taxi driver for pointing a gun at him
Netizens laughed at a taxi driver who got into trouble for road rage. Images: Caspar Benson and fizkes
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CAPE TOWN– A taxi driver from Cape Town taxi driver found himself in trouble with the law after he pointed his gun at a police officer without knowing. South Africans were thoroughly entertained.

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Officer busts taxi driver

According to Daily Voice, the incident happened on Sunday, 25 February. The officer in question is a member of the Maitland Flying Squad and was on his way home from finishing his shift when the incident occurred.

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The officer was in his private car, and the driver was in a Quantum, which he used to block the street. The officer hooted and indicated that the taxi driver should move his car. The driver suddenly pointed at the cop with a gun. The officer immediately returned to duty and arrested the driver on the spot.

South Africans crack up because of incidents

Netizens on Facebook had a good laugh because of the taxi driver who was arrested.

Keith Davids said:

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"Karma was also on duty."

Mathew Brown Brown said:

"Well done. They always think they are above the law, harassing and abusing other road users."

Sandran Helen remarked:

"Well done, off-duty cop. That's how it's done."

Delmane Thompson added:

"Good shot. The cop might have been off duty, but the law is never off duty."

Rochelle O'Reilly Groener said:

"Good for him because the roads belong to them mos."

23 taxi drivers arrested for attacking cops

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that the taxi industry was criticised after 23 taxi drivers were arrested for public violence.

The drivers stormed the Witbank police station in March 2023 and demanded that one of their colleagues held for murder and attempted murder be released.

When the cops refused, they became violent, and the officers arrested them. Many in the comments slammed the industry and accused it of lawlessness.

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Source: Briefly News

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