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FROM TRAFFIC COP TO ROAD CAPTAIN
Oupa Molefe from Kagiso and his lovely black beast. Photos by Sammy Moretsi  ~ 

FOR many years, his job as a traffic officer was to bring order on the road and punish bad drivers.

After he joined the service, Oupa Molefe (49) from Kagiso near Krugersdorp in Mogale City, developed a passion for biking.

His previous work even earned him the title “Road Captain” from fellow club members.

Now, Oupa enjoys riding his black superbike. And he says it makes him excited as its roaring machine makes its powerful sound.

Oupa now works as a building construction boss at Golang Kagi in Midrand.

Q: What bike do you ride?

A: It is a 2002 Suzuki K2 750 which I bought last year.

Q: When did you start to ride?

A: in 2016.

Q: Is this your first bike?

A: No, I owned three others before, but this one is my favourite.

Q: Do you belong to a bike club?

A: Yes, I’m a member of the Eagles, a West Rand bikers club.

Q: Do you have a position?

A: I used to be a road captain, but now an ordinary member. I want to reclaim my position in the upcoming elections.

Q: Why were you demoted?

A: The rule is leaders come and leaders go – that’s why my dudes voted me out but I’m pushing to be voted back in. It’s only reasonable to let me try take back the position I excelled at performing.

Q: Why did you choose black?

A: I’m a big Orlando Pirates fan and black is my favourite team’s colour.

Q: Are you licensed?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you have fines?

A: No. That would be embarrassing.

Q: What do you tell other Mzansi bikers?

A: Know your K53, wear your safety gear and helmet. Don’t speed, the road belongs to pedestrians, motorists and other bikers.

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