Swayimane: Valley cursed by drugs, drink and rape

2012-08-14 00:00

A SURVEY by the KZN Social Development Department has found that Swayimane in the scenic Valley of a 1 000 Hills near Wartburg has one of the highest incidents of drug peddling and abuse, alcohol consumption by youth, and unemployment, among others.

First lady Thobeka Madiba-Zuma and social development staff yesterday launched a campaign against the abuse of the elderly there.

This campaign follows the recent rape of two Swayimane women aged 84 and 94.

Madiba-Zuma challenged women to fight crime and stop harbouring criminals.

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