sapsANA reports that it was confirmed on Sunday that a 39-year-old SA Police Service (SAPS) constable, who was recently captured on video clearly drunk and staggering around while in his official uniform, has been fired.  

North West police commissioner Lt-Gen Sello Kwena welcomed the dismissal of former constable Tsekiso Jonas Tshabalala, who had been stationed at Wolmaransstad in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District.  Police spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone indicated in a statement:  "Tshabalala's dismissal follows an internal disciplinary process which was instituted against him in terms of SAPS discipline regulations soon after he committed a misconduct on Saturday, 28 November 2020.  That was after a video depicting a fully uniformed and intoxicated Tshabalala struggling to stand on his feet to inspect damages on a state motor vehicle after he reversed [into] a fence at Extension 10, Tswelelang location in Wolmaransstad went viral on various social media platforms."  The former constable, who was arrested following the incident and released on R500 bail after appearing in court, still faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and using a motor vehicle without the owner's consent.  He is due to appear in court again on 19 March 2021.

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