New sports kit for Khayelitsha kids

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has given the equipment to learners at a Khayelitsha school.

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

The set includes soccer, rugby and netball equipment and kit.

Mbalula told the children on Tuesday that he wants to see them take part in the school's sports championships now that they have the equipment.

He also urged pupils to use sport to improve their lives and stay away from drugs and gangsterism.

Proteas Coach Gary Kirsten and runner Lusapho April also attended the event.

Kirsten echoed Mbalula's message, saying he turned down drugs at the age of 14.