Empowering the youth against crime

2015-06-10 06:02

A PROVINCIAL Youth Summit was recently held at the Alexandra Police Station where KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Willies Mchunu, gave the keynote address.

The goal of the summit was to highlight aspects of importance in society and empower the youth to go back into their communities and become activists against the crime affecting them.

The focus for the police was to ensure that the youth understand that there needs to be a holistic approach to crime.

Mchunu said during his keynote speech that KZN is “the most dangerous province in the country”. He explained that not only does the province suffer from the common crimes but has a variety of criminal activities which are heinous crimes.

“Crimes are deeply affecting our communities and invading our homes. Children are raped, grandmothers killed and abused. Taxi violence is the worst in the KZN. Nowhere else has faction fights the way we do. That is why I say that KZN is the most dangerous place.”

He went on to say that political fights ended long ago, everywhere besides KZN. “Everywhere except KZN is peaceful and respects each other’s political beliefs. Only here is choosing your own party an issue among citizens, that’s pathetic.

“Society has lost humanity. For this reason we need to place our youth at the forefront of crime fighting and equip them to make a change in their communities. You have the opportunity to turn things around,” said Mchunu.

Mchunu committed his support to the youth.

“On behalf of government we want to say that we support you and commit to work with you to shape the future of society.

“Stop the tendencies of blaming each other, get involved and play a role in the change,” he said

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