Umzimkhulu youth in action against crime

2018-05-04 06:00

YOUNGSTERS from Umzimkhulu hosted a youth summit to encourage the youth to stay away from crime under the theme “Say No to Social ills”.

The event which spun over two days was held at Ntsikeni Village on Tuesday, and at the Nazareth Hall in Ward 21 on Wednesday.

One of the organisers of the event, Philani Dlamini, said that there were many criminal cases in Umzikhulu that involved young people, and through the youth summit they wanted to end this.

Dlamini said that Government Departments like the SAPS, Department of Health, Department of Correctional Services and Non-Governmental Organisations were part of the summit.

Officials from the Department of Health warned young people to use contraceptives to prevent teenage pregnancy. The Department of Correctional Services also told young people that crime does not pay and people who commit crime will end up in jail.

On Thursday, the group hosted the
Umzimkhulu Empowerment Expo to encourage pupils from Grade 9 to 12 to choose the right careers when they complete matric.

Unemployed youths were also motivated to start their own businesses.

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