In two videos posted to Twitter on Thursday 16 January 2020, a man which appears to be a South African Police Service (SAPS) officer can be seen ranting a few metres away after allegedly opening fire on a motorist.
In the video, a man thought to be the motorist can be heard saying that the police officer is drunk and that he allegedly opened fire on him and those with him.
The video’s caption says that the incident took place in Pretoria West in Gauteng.
Motorist says they were not doing anything illegal
In the first video, a police officer a few metres away can be seen shouting and pointing his fingers.
The man taking the video points the camera back at the police van with blue flashing lights and says: “South Africans, we are supposed to be protected by these people who are acting like this.”
The police officer heard slurring his words shouts from a distance: “I’m going to arrest you!”
The motorist says: “This can’t be, we’re not fixing cars, we’re not doing anything illegal. We just parked and we’re greeting each other, we’re talking.”
Then the motorist comes out and names the police officer: “But this guy, officer Molefe from Pretoria West police station is opening fire on us.”
The officer continues to shouts, eventually saying: “you know nothing.”
Police officer accused of being drunk
In the second video, the police officer can be heard screaming even louder than before and this time swearing.
He is still, however, quite a distance away from the police van and the motorist.
“Next time I’ll kill you, I’m telling you! Ask my partner”
Another officer which appears to be his partner sits quietly in the van.
“I’m a cop boy, you will respect me!” he shouts.
The motorist then steps in to grab his attention and says: “your behaviour.”
The cop says he is angry and denies claims that he could be drunk. He then goes on to say that he is also a priest.
“Why are you opening fire on us?” asks the motorist.
The officer responds saying: “You must introduce yourself to me.” The motorist then goes to the police van and says to the so-called partner: “I don’t think you’re safe working with someone like this.”
“That guy doesn’t have problems, that guy was drunk,” added the motorist.