Operation Dudula's stance has been criticised by many, including politicians Julius Malema and Mmusi Maimane.
EFF leader Malema told Podcast and Chill Dlamini and Operation Dudula’s stance was rooted in self-hate.
“Black people are not loved all over the world. And for a black person to hate another black person who is hated all over the world, what is that?
“Criminals, let's deal with them. I have no time for thugs. I do not tolerate thugs, but I am not going to beat up a person because he is dark and ugly in my eyes,” he said.
One SA Movement leader Maimane said the operation was a “dangerous distraction that solves nothing”.
“Operation Dudula is hating on fellow Africans and I have a problem with that.”
He also slammed Dlamini.