An Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department traffic officer, who was videoed while allegedly intoxicated on duty, has been suspended. A tweet by Ekhurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina has confirmed that the “drunk” metro officer and his supervisor had been suspended by police Chief Major General Isaac Mapiyeye.
The video, which has gone viral, shows the metro officer sitting in an EMPD vehicle in which he had alcohol. The officer is eventually escorted from the scene by another official, who according towitnesses, refused to do a breathalyser test. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula also took to Twitter, calling the incident a shame and saying that the metro officer would be brought to book.