27/12/2016 21:05 SAST | Updated 27/12/2016 21:10 SAST

Traffic Santa Wraps Speed Cameras In Anonymous Gift To Joburg Drivers

But traffic officers were quick to head off to unwrap them.

Traffic cameras in the south of Johannesburg had a glitzy Christmas makeover, after someone mysteriously covered them up as a festive gift for disgruntled motorists.

The ubiquitous yellow poles — which are apparently situated in a 40km/h speed limit zone — cwere adorned with black bags over their lenses, as well as red and gold glittery tinsel, and an elegant sign wishing all a "Merry Christmas".

Photographs of the gift-wrapped cameras were first posted on Facebook on Christmas Day. While most people on social media reacted with tongue-in-cheek glee, some saw the move as irresponsible.

Theresa Eduardo, shared the post adding, "ha ha ho ho ho", while Kim Van Niekerk suggested: "There are enough accidents at this time of the year. Why remove a potential deterrent?"

Meanwhile, Johannesburg Metro Police Department spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said officers had been sent to investigate the situation.