SOUTH AFRICA: South Africans must fight drug abuse in the same manner it fought apartheid, the MEC for Social Development in KwaZulu-Natal said yesterday.
MEC Weziwe Thusi said in a speech prepared for delivery in Chatsworth, Durban the battle against drug abuse is a fight that must be fought with the same vigour South Africans’ forefathers used to dismantle the pillars of apartheid.
Thusi said drug dealers were targeting schools and this meant that the future of the country was under siege.
A rehabilitation centre in Durban was being refurbished, while another would be renovated after the new financial year.
The department was also funding the centres being run by non-profit organisations in the province.
The business community was also urged to join hands in fighting drugs.