A traffic officer has been suspended after he was caught on CCTV stealing a cellphone at a Nando’s fast-food outlet in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.
The video went viral via social media and caused a huge outcry.
The video making rounds on social media, the officer can be seen looking around suspiciously before setting his sights on a cellphone on the front counter at the restaurant.
He then quickly grabs the cellphone before slipping it into his pants pocket.
The Department of Transport has condemned the cop’s actions and suspended him
Kwanele Ncalane , spokesperson of the KZN Department of Transport, said they took the matter in a serious light.
“The department has already started an investigation. Our team have been to the Nandos store where the incident allegedly took place. An internal investigation started and the suspected traffic official has been served with a letter with an intention to suspend.