No drugs in our schools

Busy first day of school for government leaders.

IT was a busy first day of school for Gauteng Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko and Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) Speaker and Public Safety MMC, Councillors Maipato Tsokolibane and Jan Moshoaluba.

Together with Gauteng Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, they visited Katleho-Impumelelo and Thuto-Tiro Secondary Schools in Sebokeng during the early hours of Wednesday (15 January 2020) morning.

They started the day by addressing hundreds of learners during the morning assembly at Katleho-Impumelelo.

Mazibuko warned the learners against the use of drugs and called for learners to respect both their parents and teachers.

“We will not tolerate bullying in our schools, no to bullying,” she warned.

The MEC also called out learners who did not comb their hair, tuck in their shirts and wore caps and hats on school premises.

Grade 12 learners received school bags and dignity packs, courtesy of the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) whose Chairman, Zola Majavu, also graced the occasion.

School principal July Mahlangu and his teachers welcomed the visit of government leaders.

MMC Moshoaluba raised concerns over growing incidents of bullying in schools.

“We have challenges of drugs in our schools and we used the visit to highlight the need for learners, especially boy-children, to dress appropriately for school and to behave respectfully towards their parents and teachers,” he said.

Lieutenant General Mawela was also present with his entourage of police officials and officers from the province.

Mawela said his charges would not hesitate to act against learners who are found with drugs and dangerous weapons in their possession during unannounced school searches.

“I am ready to create a safe and secure environment for you to learn and educate yourselves for a brighter future,” said Mawela.

The tour then headed to Thuto-Tiro where government leaders interacted with the management of the school.

Gauteng Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela warns learners of Katleho-Impumelelo Secondary School against drugs and crime.


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