Anti-drug campaign held

2017-04-14 06:00
People march against drugs. Photo: siphelele nketo

People march against drugs. Photo: siphelele nketo

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MANY people, including the Greater Kokstad Municipality Deputy Mayor Karen Walker, supported the anti-drug campaign that was held in Kokstad last Saturday.

The campaign was also supported by members of the non-profit organisation Untwist, Crystal Kings Club bikers and the police, who carried anti-drug placards.

Former drug addict Morgan Pienaar spoke about the dangers of using drugs, saying he had been an addict for 23 years.

“I have been off drugs for five years and I am happy.

“When I was on drugs I stole goods and sold them to get money to buy drugs and dagga, but there came a time when I decided to change my life and stop using drugs.”

Chairperson of the Harry Gwala District Sports Confederation Jean Nyembezi, supported the campaign and asked people to play sport to keep themselves busy and away from drugs.

Untwist founder Dolly Bihl said drugs are destroying the country.

“Sleeping a lot, aggression and stealing are some of the signs of drug use,” she said.

SAPS spokesperson Dumisani Ncongo said drugs are the cause of much of the crime in Kokstad, the cases of which are still under investigation.

MANY people, including the Greater Kokstad Municipality deputy mayor, Karen Walker, supported the anti-drug campaign in Kokstad last Saturday.

The campaign was also attended by members NPO Untwist, Crystal Kings bikers and the SAPS who carried anti-drug placards.

Former drug addict, Morgan Pienaar spoke about dangers of using drugs, saying he had been an addict for 23 years.

“I have been off drugs for five years and I am happy. When I was on drugs I stole goods and sold them to get money to buy drugs and dagga, but there came a time when I decided to change my life and stop using drugs,” said Pienaar.

Chairperson of the Harry Gwala District Sports Confederation Jean Nyembezi supported the campaign and asked people to participate in sport to keep themselves busy and away from drugs.

Dolly Bihl, Untwist founder, said dugs are destroying the country.

“Sleeping a lot, aggression and stealing are signs of drug use,” she said.

SAPS spokesperson Dumisani Ncongo said drugs are the cause of much of the crime in Kokstad, the cases of which they are investigating.

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