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2021/05/17      |  Written By:  Sergeant M Tsamai   |   Province:  North West

Swartruggens police station members, Captain Nkuna (Vispol Commander), Sgt Tsamai (Community Police Officer) and Const Mokhwae (Vispol Member) visited two schools in Swartruggens; Reebone Secondary School and Swartruggens Primary on Thursday, 13 May 2021 and addressed learners.

Sgt Tsamai addressed the learners on drugs (Section 4(b) Drug and Drug Trafficking Act 140/92) and warned them not to use drugs as once they get addicted to it, as it is life threatening.

The learners were sensitised of Gender Based Violence at the schools. It was explained to the learners that at the Police station the dignity and rights of victims are protected. She further urged them not to keep quiet when crime is committed in their presence, but they should be free to report to anyone that they feel comfortable with especially a friend, parent, a teacher at school or the police.

Const Mokhwae spoke about bully behaviour and encourage learners to concentrate on their education. He said that it is not permitted to bring dangerous weapons to school and further explained the Dangerous Weapon Act.

He encouraged learners to stay away from criminal activities.

Madam Phiri of Reebone Secondary school appreciated the efforts by the police. She also said that it is important for the school to have contact with the police that ensures that everyone feel safe. Finally Mr Letlape of Swartruggens Intermediate also thanked the police for the visit and their ongoing efforts.

The learners were sensitised of Gender Based Violence at the schools.