The festive is here, so is Flakka, the drug

2017-11-30 06:01
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I just want to continue on that festive mood already abuzz in our communities.

At times that we need to chill after a long year full of surprises and disappointments.

So I do not want to be regarded as a spoilsports, if you get my drift.

So I have decided to tone things down and be the benevolent critic, as it were.

The festive season is in the air, we all know, and if you are missing out on this, then you belong in another planet.

It feels like celebrations are taking place on a daily basis even though most people still go to work.

On our roads, we see people always on the rush and driving excessively dangerous.

At times, when it comes to our roads one gets the sense that people tend to want to break every rule.

You can tell by the rise in road chaos or the seemingly endless traffic jams at different intersections like Botcherd’s Quarry, Philippi and other areas, to the extent that locals start manning road intersections as a means to control the flow.

Have you noticed how pedestrians too tend to feel that cars need to take evasive manoeuvres to avoid knocking them down.

At times they give you that look to say we also own the road.

I know when metal comes in contact with human flesh then the latter is none the less for wear and tear.

People are warned to be careful this festive season and obey the road rules.

Speaking of which, there’s a new drug hitting the streets this festive season.

And I believe this drug is going to make the dreaded tik look like child’s play.

The drug is called ‘Flakka’, and should not be confused with the place known by the older generation as Athlone.

Judging from the clips making the rounds, this sounds like bad news for all of us.

It makes people devalue their lives and can cause serious bodily harm not just by smoking it, but by the after effects. I so wish that its distribution gets nipped in the bud before it spreads across the nation. It is bad news. which reminds me: On December 16, remember to make a date for the annual Gugulethu 10km race. Starting from NY49 Stadium, the race has become somewhat of miss-it-at-your-own-risk event. We know taking part in athletic activities has immense benefits in terms of health. Come on Jungleman, be one of many.


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