Police Minister Bheki Cele has called for taverns operating without permits to be shut down within 48 hours.Cele was addressing the media in Diepsloot in Gauteng during a festive season operation in which he will visit various parts of the province throughout Friday."We are making a call to make this place safer. You don't have to have taverns that close at four in the morning," he said.READ | Shebeens are centres of death, says Cele as he warns of budget cuts for policeHe also expressed concern that some taverns that allowed minors on the premises."We don't have taverns that are not respecting the law and are not compliant [and] we find the under 18s there, finding them making noise there."So the instruction is that those that do not have permits or licences must shut down within 48 hours," he said.Minister Bheki Cele addressing the members of the media on the #SaferFestiveSeason operational plans. @SAPoliceService @GTP_Traffstats @Yoliswamakhasi @FaithMazibukoSA @Abramjee pic.twitter.com/hdOtr1HNIf— GP Community Safety (@GP_CommSafety) December 20, 2019Cele also implored male police officers to respect women who report abuse."Male officers take care of women, respect women as they come to police stations to report the abuse by their partners mostly, these ugly husbands and ugly boyfriends [who] disrespect and abuse women," he said.He also warned officers against turning victims away to "negotiate with their partners"."We don't negotiate peace with the people who abuse women. You go there, you arrest them and keep them where they are supposed to be," he said.Minister Bheki Cele addressing the police on their role and pleading with them to protect the citizens of this province. #SaferFestiveSeason @SAPoliceService @Abramjee pic.twitter.com/r5ErO1CATt— GP Community Safety (@GP_CommSafety) December 20, 2019This week, the minister was in Limpopo and the North West to conduct safety operations.