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Readers comment on model's bribe tweet

2012-05-24 10:07
FHM model Sabina Essa recently tweeted that she was able to bribe her way through a traffic violation.

She posted a message reading: "Just got out of a R2500 fine for going 140 in a 60 zone. R30! Bwahahahaha. I LOVE JMPD."

We wanted to find out from our readers what they thought of the tweet and who's to blame - the model or the JMPD?

"The model got given the opportunity to bribe and she took it. Her subsequent tweets about fabrication were the actual fabrication. No one sporadically tweets about bribery for attention when there are so many comical/devastating things to tickle your attention-seeking fancy with," wrote Sazi Nzima.

Jamela Justice, Tefo Mofokeng, GAM Bashele and Robin Blackburn think Sabina was in the wrong.

"I believe the model is at fault here, how could u say something like [that] in a social network knowing that every 1 is on social network these days, now she can see that she's in trouble she's changing the tune she's stupid," said Jamela.

'Super embarrassed about her tweet'

"Sabina Essa says that she is super embarrassed about her tweet. Well, she is super stupid," added Blackburn.

"I reckon the FHM model really did bribe an officer.  I believe the whole story is true. I just think she realised that what she said (wrote) was very stupid & dull-witted of her & changed her story immediately after realising the consequences of her actions," Breez Barry said.

"Model Says, 'I didn't look for attention, dumb-ass.' They asked what I was thinking. Of course, I'm going to say I wasn't.  Bwahahahaha. I love Twitter," reader Krigers Naidoo wrote.

Anne Duncan, Letitia Barlow, Kuhle Sikota and Robin Stuart Pretorius blamed the corruption found within the police for the incident.

"It's the police's own stupidity!! Don’t accept the bribe then! Always the models fault! Read the papers, policeman rapes this and that! To be honest, I'll never ask a policeman to help nor to take me home coz I don't trust them!!" wrote Letitia Barlow.

Both to blame?

Lance Firmani thinks they're both to blame.

"WTF, yes what she did was not the right thing to do. Then again, neither is the cop's," he wrote.

Zanele Mahlanyane simply said that society should not take the model's apology lightly.

"Let us not take her remorse for granted," she said.

"Because the officer isn't Tweeting his actions... he doesn't seem to be in as much trouble as Sabina is? Are we looking at this from the correct angle?" Allen Visser asked.

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