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Gauteng Safety & Health dept joins march against drug abuse

Pupils are also in attendance holding placards that read 'stop drug abuse' and 'enough is enough'.

Residents of Rosettenville with the Department of Public Safety walk against drug abuse in the area. Picture: Katlego Sekgoto/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Public Safety, Health and Community Development departments have joined Rosettenville in the south of Johannesburg this morning to send a strong message against drug abuse in the area.

Community members gathered at the Rotunda Park say they are tired of scourge, which has been ignored for years.

Pupils are also in attendance holding placards that read 'stop drug abuse' and 'enough is enough'.



Earlier, pupils from different schools and government officials gathered at the entrance of the local Rotunda Park, ready to start their 5.2 km walk, against drug abuse.

One woman from the community policing forum says drugs really destroy lives.

"Drugs kill. They destroy homes and they destroy families."

She says there aren't enough rehabilitation centres to deal with the problem.

The City of Johannesburg says the campaign intends to engage residents on how to deal with drug abuse.