WATCH: Illegally parked police van gets removed by metro

WATCH: Illegally parked police van gets removed by metro

Clearly, not even the police are exempt from following road rules.Ā 

Illegally parked police van gets removed by metro
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Note to self: Do not mess with South Africa's metro police.

The Free State police have reportedly launched an internal investigation after a video of a police vehicle being removed from the road made the rounds on social media.

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In the video, the police vehicle can be seen being removed from the street and loaded on the back of a truck.

According to Netwerk24, the vehicle was removed by the Mangaung metro police in the capital, Bloemfontein.

Police allegedly paid a R1,800 fine to retrieve the vehicle after it was illegally parked.

The police vehicle is from the Sasolburg Public Order Policing, as stated on its side.

Municipal manager Sello More said police paid the fine immediately after the vehicle was removed.

"Our traffic officers easily issue fines ranging from R14,000 to R50,000 daily during peak times for vehicles that are parked incorrectly or unlawfully," said More.

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"It is also true that fines amounting to R1.5-million were issued in just two weeks on the main street, Charlotte Maxeke Street, for vehicles parked in bus bays or parked unlawfully in other ways.

"We need law enforcement. The city centre is overcrowded, and people who do not obey the law impede the flow of traffic."

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