Mbalula backs Joburg mayor's bid to clean up city

Police Minister Fikile Mashaba is preparing to take Home Affairs Minister Ayanda Dlodlo to court to force her department to deport illegal migrants.

Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula prepares for an escorted trip to the alleged drug house in Vanderbijl Park where Nigerian Nationals assaulted SAPS members. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says he supports Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba’s attempts to clean-up the inner city, reclaim illegal buildings and remove undocumented migrants from dilapidated structures.

Mbalula was speaking in Vanderbiljpark on Monday following a recent raid on a drug den that was allegedly run by Nigerian nationals in the area.

Mashaba is preparing to take Home Affairs Minister Ayanda Dlodlo to court to force her department to deport illegal migrants.

Mbalula has applauded the mayor for helping the police clean up crime hotspots.

“Home Affairs must not argue with us, it must come to the party and help the mayor to ensure that these abandoned buildings and all that we’ve got that assist a foreign national illegally must be attended to. We’re letting our people down in terms of crime fighting.”

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