Cop vs Cop as cop car is taken to the pound

Kabelo Tlhabanelo

An eyewitness claims a cop warned the other cop that he was parking illegally, but he ignored the warning.

Now the detective from Selosesha in the Free State is threatening a traffic police department with a lawsuit after he found them busy impounding his police car.

The cop had allegedly parked the unmarked state car in such a way that he was blocking traffic in Charlotte Maxeke Road in the Bloemfontein CBD on Friday.

When he came out from performing his duties, he found the unmarked state Nissan NP300 in the process of being loaded on top of a Mangaung traffic truck for impoundment.

Scrolla.Africa spotted the cop who was speaking with someone he referred to as Colonel on the phone.

He said he will be suing the traffic department.

A traffic cop said: “This cop is working for the law, but he is not the law. He will now see how he will get back to his unit which is about 70 kilometres away.”

When a vehicle is impounded a fee of R1,400 is charged to release it. There is a R100 per day charge for storage.

The cop will also be facing a R750 traffic fine for parking wrongly.

Witness Thabang Seekoe said: “I saw him being warned by a police officer in uniform, but he ignored him. It feels like the law is charging the law. But traffic won the fight and SAPS lost.”

Police spokesman Brigadier Motantsi Makhele confirmed the car belonged to SAPS.

“A departmental investigation will be conducted. The motor vehicle is still with Mangaung Metro Law Enforcement.”

Videos and photos showing the SAPS vehicle being impounded by Mangaung traffic after being caught parking wrongly.