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Watch| SAPS Clarifies Viral Video Of Police Chopper Drop-off In Boksburg

The footage, widely circulated on social media platforms, showcases the helicopter's descent amidst residential buildings, followed by Sergeant Kabini's exit from the aircraft.

A recent viral video has sparked widespread attention and debate, capturing a South African Police Service (SAPS) helicopter landing in a residential area in Boksburg to drop off Sergeant Zoliswa Kabini near her home.

The footage, widely circulated on social media platforms, showcases the helicopter’s descent amidst residential buildings, followed by Sergeant Kabini’s exit from the aircraft.

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Moments later, the helicopter ascends and departs, leaving viewers in astonishment and prompting numerous questions and speculations about the event.

The initial public reactions were a mix of surprise, concern, and criticism. Social media users were quick to voice their opinions, with many questioning the appropriateness and necessity of using a police helicopter for what appeared to be a personal drop-off.

Some critics pointed out the potential misuse of public resources, while others speculated about possible misconduct or special treatment afforded to the police sergeant. The video ignited a broader conversation about the allocation of police resources and the standards of accountability within the SAPS.

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has issued an official statement to address the viral video.  According to SAPS, the officer in question, Sergeant Kabini, was not feeling well and needed to be taken home.

She had been involved in a strenuous search and rescue operation, followed by attending to a truck incident on the N17. The decision to use the helicopter for her transportation was made to ensure her well-being, SAPS clarified.

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SAPS emphasized the importance of responsible reporting on such matters, urging the public and media to avoid spreading misinformation. They assured that no aviation rules were violated during the incident.

Sergeant Kabini has served with the SAPS for 12 years, bringing a wealth of experience and dedication to her role. She is an Airborne Law Enforcement Officer (ALEO) with the Johannesburg Airwing Unit, a position that requires specialized training and skills.

Her educational background includes a BA degree in Policing, further demonstrating her commitment to her profession. Notably, Sergeant Kabini is one of the few women ALEOs within the SAPS, highlighting her unique contributions and trailblazing role in the force.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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