Stand up to crime, mayor tells pupils

2014-09-11 00:00

MSUNDUZI mayor Chris Ndlela yesterday called on pupils at the Mehlokazulu High School to be brave and actively fight crime and socials ills in their school.

Ndlela was addressing pupils during a security awareness campaign held at the school.

“In English they say a coward dies many times before their actual death … If a known criminal walked in, those who know him and those who have cellphones will not dare take action and report that person to the relevant structures,” he said.

“They fear that the person might come back and kill them. They fear that they might be hated or the person might injure them,” Ndlela continued.

Ndlela said it was important for pupils to focus on their studies and not allow themselves to be distracted.

“You should remember that parents, guardians, relatives sacrificed a lot for you to be here … They gave up whatever they wanted for you ... so you could do better than them.”

He said those sacrifices should not be in vain.

Sipho Khumalo, the spokesperson for the Department of Community Safety and Liaison, said the visit to Mehlokazulu High School comes in the wake of recent incidents of violence that have tended to undermine the learning process at this school, including the cancellation of the June exams.

“Mehlokazulu has experienced serious safety challenges. Some of these challenges include gangsterism, carrying of weapons, and fighting.”

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