KwaDukuza takes a stand against drugs

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pretoria - The KwaDukuza local municipality has made a commitment to champion the fight against illicit drugs and substance abuse in the area.

The municipality is one of four municipalities under iLembe District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal.

Mayor Ricardo Mthembu says what is needed is a solution based on a results-based programme. He said there is a need for an approach that will involve law enforcement and resources from the business community, religious groups, medical practitioners and members of the community.

“The message is clear: enough is enough. Drug lords will no longer be tolerated and we are no longer willing to accept lawlessness. We need a collective approach in dealing with this scourge, which means everyone must play a role in the fight against crime and drug peddling in order to promote social cohesion and nation building", said the Mayor on Wednesday.

He was speaking at the Drugs and Substance Abuse Indaba convened to reflect on the state of drugs and substance abuse plaguing the local community. - SAnews.gov.za 

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