The South African Police Service (SAPS) is investigating the authenticity of a picture circulating on social media of two female officers seen holding alcohol bottles, SAPS confirmed on Thursday in a statement.
The investigation is done in order to determine the identity of the two persons as well as when and where the picture was taken.
“The SAPS has noted with concern a photograph of two females in SAPS uniform each holding what appears to be a bottle of beer and posing next to packs of liquor,” said the SAPS.
“Such behavior by any SAPS members is unacceptable and it is condemned in the strongest terms by police management. As soon as the investigation is concluded and the picture authenticated, the members will be subjected to internal disciplinary procedures,”
The SAPS has also appealed to members of the public who might have information that could lead to the picture being authenticated to contact the SAPS Crime Stop number at 086 00 10111.