Policies must do more to keep our country from ruin
IT WAS heart-wrenching to hear of the recent killing of a substance abuser in Durban who was shot at his family home, after his mom alerted their private security firm, because he was pestering her for money to buy drugs.
Such instances of brutality could be avoided if proper harm reduction centres were established to administer methadone treatments and issue condoms to sex workers, while educating them about the risks inherent in their activities.
We can no longer turn a blind eye to these crimes, as our wonderful land is beginning to implode.
Policy reform must happen nationally while there is still something to save. CALVIN GOVENDER