A video of a man filming a police officer sleeping on the job at the Roodepoort police station surfaced on social media.
The guy can be seen in the video expressing his displeasure after the officer refused to respond to his calls as he attempted to investigate a rap£ incident in the neighborhood.
He said he made two phone calls to the officers on duty before getting into his car and driving to what is suspected 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 progressed, the community member threatened to contact a more senior police officer if the officers on duty did not respond to his appeal.
He finally makes his way around the counter and further into the police department, where he addresses four officers who are all waiting 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.
Apparently this is at Roodeport Police station. We’re in hell. pic.twitter.com/l4kvN4NOBj
— Farah C. Fortune (@fcfortune) May 8, 2021