Video of police searching for alcohol in travellers’ personal bags angers South Africans.
A video showing South African Police Services members searching personal bags has gone viral. The video was shared to Twitter by journalist, Sihle Mlambo who could not believe his eyes. South Africans were in agreement with Mlambo as they felt the search violated rights.
A 10-second clip showing South African Police Officers searching bags has raised concerns with South Africans. The video was shared on Twitter by journalist Sihle Mlambo who seemed just as shocked as everyone else.
People are smuggling explosives into South Africa, there this is necessary
— TheRealSiphoMofokeng (@mofokeng_sipho) December 31, 2020
Mlambo shared the video on Thursday and it gained thousands of views in a matter of hours. Many believe that the police officers are searching for the bags to ensure that alcohol is not being transported.
However, South Aficans are still frustrated that the bags are being searched in the first place.
Take a look at Mlambo’s tweets below:
They do have grounds and legislative powers anyone and anything within the borders of our country
— S Y D W E L L (@Sydwell_RSA) December 31, 2020
Still using apartheid tendencies.
— Tshepo (@TshepoR2001) January 1, 2021
They only changed the emblem and colours of their vehicles, the system used by sap is still deeply rooted within saps "deal harshly with anythin black"
— Freddy Phogojane (@Fredzilla13) December 31, 2020