Editorial comment

2016-02-11 06:00

A PHOTO shared on the South Coast Fever Facebook page of a police bakkie that had its wheels clamped in Kokstad last week has shown that the apparent­ disregard of the law by the very people who are supposed­ to be enforcing it is a universal problem.

The officer had parked in a disabled zone and had to pay the R150 fine to the shopping centre security before he could go on his way. The photo has been shared around the country and most people agree that some law enforcement officers seem to think the laws of the country don’t apply to them.

How many times have we seen police vehicles overtake unlawfully, park dangerously and are being used to run personal errands­? One will also be hard-pressed to find a law enforcement officer driving with a seat belt on.

It is high time law enforcement officers go back to setting a good example as well as making sure they are in good physical shape to fight crime.

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