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A mounted Police officer gives a traffic official a push to start the engine of a motorbike before they could get their practice session going.

Traffic cops, mounted Police gear up for Sopa 2018

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Traffic and mounted Police officers were spotted preparing for the State of the Province Address (Sopa) scheduled for tomorrow (Friday) at Jack Botes Hall.
Biccard Street in front of the headquarters of Capricorn District Muncipality was abuzz with riders, horses and traffic department vehicles while Premier Stan Mathabatha’s body guards were also spotted at the venue.
When one of the traffic officials struggled to start the engine of his motorbike a mounted Police officers was quick off his horse assist. He eventually gave up the exhausting exercise as it became clear that te engine wouldn’t budge.

Story and photos: ENDY SENYATSI
>>endy@observer.co.za

Mounted Police officers and traffic officials prepare to participate in the procession for the 2018 Sopa.