Police host drug awareness cricket tournament

The winning team together with police officials.

Isipingo SAPS, in partnership with the Isipingo CPF, Isipingo Business Forum and Kamalinee Primary School, held a cricket tournament to encourage pupils to keep off the streets, recently.

Ten different primary schools in Isipingo were invited to the programme which consisted of talks from various speakers on drugs and alcohol abuse. Thereafter, a T5 cricket tournament was held to motivate pupils to excel in sports.

Community communications officer of  Isipingo SAPS, Cpt David Ragavan, said that it is the responsibility of police and partners to steer the youth away from drugs and guide them in making constructive choices and decisions.

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“Whoonga and dagga are drugs that have gripped the youth. Evidence shows that senior pupils from primary schools, enter secondary schools, and want to experiment with these addictive substances.  It is for this reason that SAPS wants to create awareness,” said Cpt Ravagan.

The pupils were addressed by the commander of Isipingo SAP, Lt Col S Naidoo, communications officer, Cpt Ragavan and Sgt Xaba from the K9 Unit. Chairman of the Isipingo CPF, Aidan David, explained to pupils the importance of remaining ‘clean.’

“The highlight of the day was a talk from Elvis Govender from Cricket SA who spoke to the pupils about the Cricket Hub as the pipeline into entering the Cricket Academy. He informed them to stay away from drugs and offered them the opportunity to enter the Cricket Hub,” he said.

Article: Candice George

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