The new Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula, who has been shifted from Sports Minister, says his priority is to fight and defeat crime.
He says he will ensure that citizens of South Africa are protected, making them feel free and safe.
We are going to be tough on criminals...— Fikile Mbalula, newly appointed Minister of Police
They must know that as of today its going to be fire with fire.— Fikile Mbalula, newly appointed Minister of Police
Mbalula says he has no respect for criminals - but the job to do away with criminality is not only for the man in blue alone but a partnership with society.
The police are going to be an amplifier of peace and law restoration in our communities.— Fikile Mbalula, newly appointed Minister of Police
On issues that are still outstanding, like the case of former Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza, Mbalula says he is still waiting to get a hand over a report for matters that are up for litigation.
He says he will seek advice before making a decision on those issues.
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