33 former addicts complete rehab programme in Pretoria

About 73 volunteers were picked from the streets of Johannesburg and Pretoria early last month.

Gauteng Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza (C) at the Dr Fabian and Florence Ribeiro Treatment Center in Pretoria. Picture: @GautengProvince.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza says she is proud that 33 former drug addicts have completed a rehabilitation programme at the Dr Fabian and Florence Ribeiro Treatment Center in Pretoria.

About 73 volunteers were picked from the streets of Johannesburg and Pretoria early last month, 22 users discharged themselves from the center and the rest are still continuing with the programme.

@NandiMayathulaK @gpgSocDev @kabasia_o @Mbangwax explaining her visit to Dr F and F Treatment Centre pic.twitter.com/Z4WkJTM2pI



Mayathula-khoza says it is unfortunate that some users did not finish the programme, but her office has systems in place to get them back at the center.

"I came here to see the young people that volunteer for rehab nad they look so good. Twenty-two discharged themselves but the rest completed the course and we want to focus on those who've completed the programme."