A video surfaced on social media of a man filming a police officers who are reported to work at the Roodepoort police station sleeping on the job.
In the video, the man can be heard expressing his dissatisfaction after the officer had failed to answer his calls when he tried to report a rap£ incident in the area.
He said he attempted to contact the officers on duty by phone call twice before getting into his car and driving to what is believed to be the Roodepoort Community Service Centre.
“Ma’am, I have phoned you twice, you couldn’t help me,” said the man recording the video to a police officer who is not visible in the dark station as the lights are turned off.
The man continued: “Is that how you treat the public after you’ve given down an oath that you will protect the public. Now you can just stand… and rub your eyes but you are taking our money for your salary.”
“I got into my car and drove here to tell you that they are raping a lady on the corner of 7th Avenue and 7th Street and you refuse to speak to me.” he added.
As the video continued, the member of the community threatened to call a more senior police officer if the members on duty did not respond to his request.
He eventually walks around the counter and deeper into the police station, where he addresses four police officers – also sitting in the dark.
“You are four sitting here. Four people sleeping in front of a heater while your sister is being rap£d here on the corner,” he said.
Watch the video :
Apparently this is at Roodeport Police station. We’re in hell. pic.twitter.com/l4kvN4NOBj
— Farah C. Fortune (@fcfortune) May 8, 2021