Footage now widely spread on social media shows a traffic officer allegedly taking a nap while on duty in the Free State.
A motorist was pulled over and recorded the clip when he couldn’t believe his eyes.
Many had a field day in the comment section of the viral post which emerged last night which now has close to half a million views.
The exact details of the incident are still unclear, however, with such a backlash from the public it should just be a matter of time before the incident is investigated. This is of course not the first time a traffic officer has gone viral on social media for the wrong reasons and in the past, we have seen some hefty punishment laid out to officers who were exposed online.
One story, in particular, goes back about a year when traffic police were recorded ‘eating money’.
The two Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) officers from the Thokoza precinct, east of Johannesburg, seen ‘eating money’ in a video were served with pre-suspension letters at the time.
Another day in South Africa? The footage below.