SAPS should be given bicycles, horses

2016-02-18 06:00

ON Wednesday I was fined R200 for parking in the metered­ parking bay for two minutes more than what I had paid for.

On the other hand, as I walked out of a supermarket, I saw a police vehicle parked on the pedestrian crossing obstructing traffic and a law enforcement officer passing without fining the driver of the police van. Are they above the law?

This upsets me as a citizen. How come we get penalised for parking in the right parking bay and the police are not?

Every week I work and it seems as if I’m working for the police to do whatever they want as I am taxed every month. These police officers should be given bicycles and horses, not vehicles.

Deon Van Der Berg

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