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Watch your mouth - Sapu urges Mbalula to stop using 'vulgar language'

Mbalula told the tactical response team at the Pretoria West police academy last week to be hard on criminals and make them ‘drink their urine’.

FILE: Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Police Union (Sapu) says if Minister Fikile Mbalula doesn’t stop using what it calls vulgar language during his public addresses, it will have to seek legal advice to stop him.

Mbalula told the tactical response team at the Pretoria West police academy last week to be hard on criminals and make them ‘drink their urine’.

“Wherever criminals congest and come together, we must unsettle them. If they’ve got balls, we must crush them.”

Mbalula's latest remarks have drawn criticism.

The police union's Oscar Skommere says Mbalula must choose his words more carefully.

“When you are sitting with your child and they ask you ‘papa what does he mean?’, you then have to elaborate to your child. Which is really uncalled for.”

Skommere says the police minister has no respect for the public or his office.

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