Durban – A video of a man pushing around a SAPS officer in full uniform has gone viral on social media.
In the video, the police officer is seen armed as the man pushes him around the SAPS vehicle.
In the 47-second video, two police officers are seen approaching a group of men standing under a tree.
One of the civilians strikes the officer and begins pushing him around the police van.
The officer proceeds to remove his firearm, but this does not deter the civilian from throwing punches at him.
His friends try to remove him from the situation while the other cop intervenes.
The person who is recording the video is shouting in isiZulu that the civilian should let go of the officer.
There is also a squabble about the fact that they bought the alcohol with their own money.
The officers then jump back into the police van.
The video, which was viewed over 15k times on social media, was apparently shot in Springs on the East Rand.
Other details are not available.
SAPS have been approached for comment and will be added once received.
Social media users have expressed dismay at the situation:
Elise Coetzer: Dont the SA cops get issued with tazers? This is so unacceptable. Prime example of lawlessness in SA.
BathoPele Kwantu: I would charge him for drinking in public and assaulting a law officer.
Bob Rock: And the cop did nothing? How do we expect the SAPS to protect us when they can’t even protect themselves.