Sleeping cops go viral

Social media was abuzz on Monday after pictures of police officers sleeping while on duty circulated.

Posted by Amoré Sameera Jooste, the images show the two officers in deep sleep in a Wierdabrug police van.

The men were parked outside a Pick n Pay Express shop at the BP petrol station in Eldoraigne around 04:00 on Sunday morning, Jooste said.

Crime Line head Yusuf Abramjee also shared the images on his Facebook and said: “I have asked the Gauteng police commissioner to urgently investigate this and take the necessary action. I have also alerted the [Wierdabrug] station commander.”

Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said the matter will be investigated.

“Sleeping on duty is misconduct,” he told Centurion Rekord.