- EFF leader Julius Malema said that he would fight against the police in their own homes and POPCRU has condemned him for his comments
- The politician said that the police had mistreated EFF members as well as women during protests in Brackenfell and Senekal
- Malema said that if the police wanted a fight they should just say so and they would treat them the same was they did back in the day
Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has hit back at Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema for his threats to the police. Malema threatened that he would visit police officers in their homes and fight them.
He made these threats because the EFF's party members and women were allegedly ill-treated by the police. Malema said on Sunday that the police abused EFF members in their latest protests in Senekal, Free State and sided with the white community during protests in Brackenfell, Cape Town.
“If SA police want a fight they must declare it. We will treat them the same way we treated them in the 80s," he said.
Malema added that he would fight them inside their own houses and also fight against their families. The spokesperson of POPCRU, Richard Mamabolo said that Malema's comments about fighting with the police were irresponsible.
"He has this time around taken his insults to another level, wherein he is encouraging direct violence against members of the SAPS and their families,” said Mamabolo.
He said that Malema was indirectly calling for lawlessness and added that Malema's inciting of violence against the lives of law enforcement was extremely uncalled-for.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Julius Malema told voters to stop "pretending" they love the EFF. Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has lashed out at fake supporters who used EFF resources to vote for the ANC in the municipal by-elections.
Addressing Ward 6 in Mohokare, Free State on Sunday, Malema was less than impressed with the crowd who had voted the ANC into power.
Malema is adamant that his party had not secured the ward because voters had opted either not to vote or had supported the ANC instead.
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