Pastors take a stand against substance abuse

Pastor Lucky Zwane addresses the learners at Thobelani Secindary School on 17 February.

The scourge of substance abuse has affected many communities and the Sakhile community is no exception.

This has resulted in some young people dropping out of school and engaging in criminal activities to support their habits.

Therefore local pastors have decided to unite and take a stand against substance abuse and other criminal activities.

Thobelani Secondary School was filled with songs of praise and worship when the pastors visited the school on 17 February.

They preached the gospel and motivated the learners to trust in the Lord and not their human abilities.

The pastors highlighted the challenges that many young people experience during their teenage years and encouraged them put their trust in God.

They said young people need to know that God is able to remove them from any situation they are in, if they just say the word.

According to the pastors, they only want what’s best for the learners and the community at large.

They said young people need to be guided so they can be the best version of themselves as future leaders.

Sgt George Dhlamini, communications officer of the Sakhile Police, also requested the learners to avoid engaging in criminal activities.

He said a large number of young people end up in prison because of their bad choices.

He urged them not to become a statistic, but be a successful individual that will make a difference in the community.

Mr Danie Ngwenya, principal of Thobelani Secondary School, thanked the pastors for taking time off to visit the school.

Senamile Phungula

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