A SAPS mounted unit officer was recently caught on camera chasing after his horse in East London after his hoofed partner took the gap.
The hilarious video was shared on Facebook by Dave Jackson after it was initially captured on the TikTok app.
“Meanwhile in East London,” wrote Jackson. “Dismounted police unit!”
The video clocked in more than 69 000 views since it was uploaded on 1 January 2020.
According to the South African Police Service (SAPS), mounted units are effectively utilised in the deterrence of crime due to the high visibility of the rider and horse. The mounted units render operational support to police stations and cluster operations within the provinces, thus enhancing community policing, tourism, major events, beach patrols and national parades.
They also support the stock theft unit, do border patrols, crowd control and have the task of crime prevention and visible policing in urban and rural areas.
TikTok, everyone’s favourite destination for short-form mobile videos, recently released a throwback to the best moments of 2019 in South Africa.
It has been a year filled with fun, laughter and extraordinary moments as we watched millions of South Africans jump onto TikTok to express themselves and entertain others in 2019.
Best in Comedy:
The first category celebrates the TikTok comedians who kept the community laughing in 2019. The award in this category goes to comedian @troysheperds who is known for his local South African humour. When he isn’t imitating women and cross-dressing, he’s commenting on relatable, cultural differences in a light-hearted and humorous way.
Best in Dance:
Known for featuring the coolest tracks, TikTok hosted a number of dance challenges that got everyone’s feet moving in 2019. One of the most popular was the #MacarenaChallenge. And the award goes to professional dancer @kelly_kikx!
Best in Fashion:
This category includes the TikTok creators who kept up with 2019 fashion trends and how they shared this with the community. Based on her glowing videos, makeup artist @glowup_entle was crowned 2019’s TikTok fashionista.
Best Moving Moment:
Browsing through TikTok can often be an emotional journey as you never know what content you’re going to find. @chanegrobler kept the community in touch with their emotions in 2019 through her acting skills.
TikTok videos are best watched with a smooth transition between compiled videos. But who was the smoothest of them all? TikTok says @curlykenter.