CPF plea: celebrate responsibly

2016-11-24 06:02

As it is time for the Uitenhage Street Carnival and the Festive Season, the chairperson of the local community policing forum, Pat Unsworth, appeals to the public to act responsibly when celebrating.

“Whilst this is a time for families to get-together and for children wishing for a ‘Happy Christmas’, there will also be those abusing the privilege of having extra cash and free time through excessive drinking and drug abuse,” said Unsworth.

“We have to hope and pray that we don’t experience the usual drunken mayhem during both the carnival and also forthcoming Festive Season.

“Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs often leads to unnecessary accidents, domestic violence, rape and theft.

“Therefore we at the Uitenhage CPF appeal to those consuming any substance not to drive. This might cause untold misery to people you know or may not know.

  • “Every person has good in them. Dig deep, be responsible and rather enjoy the carnival and Festive Season in complete safety,” said Unsworth.

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