DRUM - - Ed's Note -

Re­ports that kwaito star and con­victed rapist Sipho “Brickz” Ndlovu smokes dagga in prison in or­der to keep calm, are shock­ing. Where does he get it and why is he say­ing weed can help some­one run away from their trou­bles?

Let me tell you, weed doesn’t help any­one. It only leads to more trou­ble and a mis­er­able life­style, or even death, within a short time. Never fool your­self into think­ing you’ll feel bet­ter or won’t have stress if you use sub­stances.

Build­ing bet­ter com­mu­ni­ties should start with peo­ple in the pub­lic eye. Celebri­ties must stop dis­ap­point­ing the younger gen­er­a­tion who are look­ing for role mod­els. Brickz must be pun­ished for us­ing weed in jail.

The gov­ern­ment is try­ing to pro­mote anti-drug abuse aware­ness but it seems to fall on deaf ears.

Why do we al­low the scourge of drugs to spread in our com­mu­ni­ties? MIYELANI HLUNGWANI, MUKHOMI VIL­LAGE

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