Of course the amused and confused motorists took to Twitter to share pictures and jokes about the strange occurrence, giving a bit of a nod to our proudly South African tradition of good humour.
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Take a look:
Fighter jet lands on N1 pic.twitter.com/Zr0Wqk3Or2— Sizwe (@sizwebrooks) September 24, 2014
Fighter Jet on The N1 heading South .Really— aYyOob allie (@SceamoXXX) September 24, 2014
According to Centurion Rekord, Centow Roadside Assistance were responsible for the transportation of the jet and had been contracted to move it from Aerosud, based close to the Waterkloof Air Force base to Paramount in Midrand.
Jacques Terblanche from Centow said that the jet did not have an engine and it would have taken too long to disassemble it, so the decision was made to tow instead.
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