PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
IzakNieuwoudt
 
Comments: 2
Article views: 1918
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all IzakNieuwoudt's badges.
 

Scenes from a car window

25 January 2013, 07:30
Today, on my way home I witnessed some Third Force activities.

Not the usual SAPS - 'Looking for illegal Zims, guns or bribes' or the JMPD - 'We will find something, unless you buy me a Coke' road blocks but an even more mysterious force named Gauteng Traffic Police.

Why did they draw my attention, you may ask.  Well, may be the fact that some uniformed members were practising their version of martial arts on two taxi drivers freshly pulled over.  While I cannot venture a guess to the exact exchange that led to the GTP so bravely defending themselves, I do ask if we need yet another band of semi-hooligans with guns, badges and the power to enforce 'the law', one Madiba-note at a time.

Before we have professional policing entities with proper leadership, political independence and an actual pride and understanding of 'serving the community' other than a way to line their own pockets, I refuse to see any of these groups for anything other than the farce they are.  Apologies to the few for who this is a true calling, but people don't go digging in a basket of rotten apples to find a good one.

Hey, maybe that explains the crime and road death problems we seem to have ... just maybe.  

On the flip side I must admit that at least the GTP don't hide behind bushed (bushes is where you practice Jujitsu) and that a 'wider girth' makes a hip throw so much more effective.
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Jacob Zuma is a Great Man

Zuma is a wonderful father and an all-round nice guy. Read more...

13 comments 372 views
Submitted by
Confidence Seleme
Young and living on purpose

I remember when I was 16 years old and addicted to marijuana (dagga). I’d always been a curious kid and it was this curiosity that led me down this path. It started quite casually.  Read more...

16 comments 820 views
Submitted by
SapientiaEtVeritas
Hunting rumbles on social media

Let me state clearly. I have never hunted or killed any animal that would either end up as biltong or as meat on my plate.  Read more...

10 comments 230 views
Submitted by
Gail Shorkend
Corruption

Corruption is rife in South Africa. Everywhere you turn their is corruption. It is truly pathetic. Read more...

9 comments 220 views
Submitted by
Jane Gibbons
New caps on loan repayments make ...

New rules have been introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to limit the liberties that some unscrupulous lenders are able to apply to the repayment of pay-day loans. Read more...

3 comments 389 views
Keeping Communication: The Strugg...

Everybody grows up. It’s just part of life, one of those unavoidable things that just have to happen, one way or another.  Read more...

1 comments 52 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.