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One young man said he ended up smoking drugs to relieve the stress brought on by poverty. Photo: Screengrab
One young man said he ended up smoking drugs to relieve the stress brought on by poverty. Photo: Screengrab

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Residents of Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni have asked why they should vote in the upcoming municipal elections, as government has failed them in the past.

City Press spoke to a group of homeless youth who said they have been struggling to find jobs since completing matric.

We are struggling because of government. We are South Africans, but we are not working. We need jobs. We need to go to rehab,” said a young man, who asked not to be named.


He added that he has no place to live either and has turned to drugs for comfort.


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