IT WAS supposed to be a peaceful meeting between police bosses, the police minister and residents.
But things took a dramatic turn when Fikile Mbalula gave a reformed gangster a piece of his mind.
Ex-gangster Julian Julies stood up in the meeting to address Mbalula and introduced himself as “minister of gangsters”.
“I won’t be addressed by a gangster. Get out of here,” Mbalula told Julian.
“The cops might be afraid of you, but I’m not. I don’t admire gangsters.
Julian responded: “Why is this man chasing me out of the hall? I’m no longer a gangster.”
Mbalula warned gangs that it was just a matter of time before cops dealt with them.
“We’ll find them, we’ll squeeze them and cut them to size.”