NC youths to march to raise aware­ness about drugs, crime

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YOUTHS in Pampier­stad will hold a march to raise aware­ness over drug abuse and crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity.

This fol­lows the mur­der of Stan­ley, 67, and El­iz­a­beth Se­gae, 57, whose bod­ies were dis­cov­ered in the veld in Pampier­stad on Au­gust 27.

Open wounds and marks sug­gested that their bod­ies had been dragged be­hind a mov­ing ve­hi­cle.

The cou­ple’s 19 year-old-son, Te­bogo Se­gae, who was ar­rested on charges of mur­der, was de­nied bail in the Pampier­stad Mag­is­trate’s Court, where he con­ducted his own de­fence, dur­ing his bail hear­ing last week.

The case will re­sume on Oc­to­ber 20.

The con­vener of the Youths Must Rise cam­paign, Michael Setl­hogomi, be­lieved that drug and sub­stance abuse was closely linked to in­creas­ing crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity.

“Youths have de­cided to com­bat crime and ful­fil so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity. We will meet at the Pampier­stad bridge at 9am on Fri­day (to­day) and pro­ceed to the Pampier­stad po­lice sta­tion to hand over a mem­o­ran­dum to the sta­tion com­man­der. We are con­cerned about the drugs in our so­ci­ety as well as the lack of po­lice vis­i­bil­ity in our area. We also want the mu­nic­i­pal­ity to speed up the in­stal­la­tion of high-mast lights.”

He added that the march was also in sup­port of the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims. – Sandi Kwon Hoo

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