Private individuals will no longer be allowed to acquire the services of Johannesburg Metro Police Department escorts, thanks to an old video of Pastor Alph Lukau that has resurfaced.
In a video from late 2017, Lukau, who gained notoriety this week after an alleged resurrection miracle, is seen being driven to his church in Sandton in a white Rolls-Royce, followed by a convoy of another Rolls-Royce and Range Rover, escorted by JMPD officers on motorbikes as SAPS officers lead the way on horseback.
Pastor Alph Lukau escorted by Metro Cops.
Driving a Rolls-royce that retails for over R4 million.
South Africa what is happening. pic.twitter.com/LmizBWo0IX
— Pholoho Selebano (@Pholoho) February 6, 2018
The video resurfaced following the resurrection saga and questions were posed to the City of Joburg over whether this was allowed.
Both JMPD chief David Tembe and Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba responded in statements, saying the incident happened under the previous JMPD leadership and that Lukau had paid for the escort as members of the public were allowed to do.
Mashaba and Tembe said this would now cease and JMPD escorts would only be allowed for funerals and special events.
— David Tembe (@AsktheChiefJMPD) February 26, 2019
A quick one this issue after being requested for clarity on this issue. After the video depicting JMPD officers providing escort services to Lakau, I had requested immediate update on the matter.
This is after having previously discussed the matter with @AsktheChiefJMPD in 2017. pic.twitter.com/UhFLbcKdc2
— Herman Mashaba (@HermanMashaba) February 26, 2019
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