The South African Police Service (SAPS) has denied making an announcement, which legitimised expecting s3x after paying for someone’s drinks.
Recall a statement attributed to the SAPS had gone viral on social media, claiming to be a “special public announcement for the festive season”.
The statement makes a series of disturbing claims that seem to imply a justification for s3xual assault, and instructs people “not to call [the police]”.
The statement reads: “Do not go out to party without money for drinks. If you drink someone, you must expect that someone to want something in return.
“And when he starts to demand that something. Please do not call us. Give him what he wants The SAPS will be busy with important cases”.
The statement, which went viral on X (formerly Twitter) on 26 November, has been viewed over 500,000 times within a few days. It also appeared on Facebook and shared by many.
SAPS wishes groovists peaceful mornings after lit nights. ? pic.twitter.com/bLTmsXAbyXAdvertisement
— Sah Gigaba (@NginguSah) November 26, 2023
However, the police have made it clear that the posts showed a fabricated document. “It is fake,” they said, and urged people not to share the announcement.
“It came to the attention of SAPS that the following announcement has been circulated on WhatsApp Groups and social media platforms. It is fake and SAPS urge citizens not to share this fake message,” the police stated.
#sapsHQ It came to the attention of #SAPS that the following announcement has been circulated on WhatsApp Groups and social media platforms. It is fake and #SAPS urge citizens not to share this fake message. SW pic.twitter.com/aOd9TPSA2C
— SA Police Service ?? (@SAPoliceService) November 26, 2023Advertisement