Youth urged to re­frain from smok­ing dagga

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Muzi Zin­c­ume

XOLANI Mchunu, founder of Zibekaphi Youth Or­gan­i­sa­tion, an eSikhaleni non-profit group, has urged the youth to re­frain from tak­ing drugs.

Mchunu was speak­ing dur­ing sport ac­tiv­i­ties held at eSikhaleni TVET Col­lege Sports Ground on Satur­day.

‘It is true that some of our fore­fa­thers were smok­ing dagga, but it was not used by young men and women. It was smoked by se­nior peo­ple, so it is im­per­a­tive to warn our youth not to ex­per­i­ment with dagga, even though it has been de­crim­i­nalised.

‘As an NPO we de­cided to stage these games over this week­end be­cause it’s school hol­i­day and most young peo­ple are sit­ting at home do­ing noth­ing.

‘We un­der­stand that if young peo­ple are not com­mit­ted to do­ing some­thing, they end up do­ing the wrong things such as crime and drugs.

‘We have four soc­cer teams and three netball teams, all from around eSikhaleni area,’ he said.

Mchunu fur­ther ex­plained that apart from this tour­na­ment, his NPO also helps needy fam­i­lies and young peo­ple by pro­vid­ing them with school re­quire­ments, and gives food parcels for el­ders.

‘I would also like to thank all our spon­sors such as the City of uMh­lathuze for their con­tri­bu­tion,’ he said.

Iz­in­tombizemvelo Cul­tural Group en­ter­tain­ing crowd at eSikhaleni Sport­field Muzi Zin­c­ume

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