Tshwane youth call on Makhura to address drug issues, unemployment

Both young and old gathered to say they want the basic services promised to them to be delivered.

FILE: Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Young people in the Tshwane township of Winterveld say they want Premier David Makhura to address issues of drug addiction and unemployment which are crippling their communities.

Makhura was in Tshwane today conducting the first part of his two-day service delivery roadshow.

During the tour, the premier, along with Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa, handed homes to community members and assessed the progress of infrastructure development projects in the area.

One young woman says substance abuse in communities like Winterveld needs to be addressed.

"I think drugs, pregnancy and alcohol [need to be addressed]."

Another resident says young people need to be in attendance at these meetings as they are worst affected unemployment and poor access to education.

"People who need to come here and listen is the youth because they are the ones who are mostly faced with these challenges."

Both young and old gathered to say they wanted the basic services promised to them to be delivered.