[FOLLOW UP] Bird-flipping Rand West official situation swept under the rug?

Has the Rand West Municipality swept this bird-flipping official's actions under the rug? Photo: Facebook.

Stiaan Lubbe, the man who photographed a Rand West Municipality official who was parked in a demarcated disabled parking space at a hypermarket in Krugersdorp recently, has informed the News that the actions of the official seem to have been swept under the rug by the municipality.

On 3 July, Stiaan and his wife were in the hypermarket’s parking area on their way to go shopping when a foreign couple approached the official who was parked in the disabled parking. The man asked the official to please move his vehicle because his wife was in a wheelchair.

Read the initial article here: Rand West official caught parking in a marked disabled parking space

Lubbe said what happened next really upset him: the official gave him the middle finger while driving off. Lubbe then posted the images on Facebook and a social media storm erupted.

Read here: Man who photographed Rand West official flipping the bird speaks

The News contacted the Rand West Municipality’s manager, Themba Goba, about the situation and said they will conduct an investigation.

More than a week has passed and Stiaan says that he has been sent from pillar to post about the whole ordeal and to make matters worse, he is being threatened by either the unnamed official or one of his colleagues.

“I contacted Goba who referred me to the spokesperson of the municipality. When I contacted the spokesperson, he told me he is not aware of any situation and that someone else will make contact with me in the meantime.”

Stiaan said he is still waiting for feedback from the municipality and fears that they have dismissed the matter.

More on this developing story will be published once the News receives more information.

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Email us at  [email protected] (remember to include your contact details) or phone us on 011 955 1130.

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Janine Viljoen
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