‘Zombies’ say no to drugs

2018-06-20 06:00
The youth of Lime Acres participating in a “zombie walk” against drug abuse on Youth Day (16/06). Photo: Supplied

The youth of Lime Acres participating in a “zombie walk” against drug abuse on Youth Day (16/06). Photo: Supplied

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Community members of Lime Acres, including youth and several stakeholders, took to the streets on Youth Day, Saturday (16/06), in a “Zombie Walk” against drugs abuse.

The message was built upon the idea of staying “above the influence” and not being under the influence of drugs and alcohol, which make users “zombies” – working with the implication that drug and substance abuse can control and take over users’ life.

Several messages of support were relayed to the youth by stakeholders. The youth were encouraged to take heed and say no to drug and substance abuse.

The police presented a drug exhibition, explaining to the youth what the different drugs are and what the dangers thereof include.

The Kuilsville High School choir and the Peer Educators drama group entertained the crowd.

The day was filled with sporting activities such as soccer, netball, touch rugby and athletics for the youth.

Members of the police, the National Union of Mine Workers, Finsch Diamond Mines, PPC Lime, Idwala Lime, Spar, the Lime Acres Primary School and ER 24 supported the march.


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