Posts Tagged ‘alcohol abuse’

NATIONAL LAUNCH PROGRAMME

THE 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM FOR NO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN CAMPAIGN

Picture by Azola Maliti

DATE : 25 NOVEMBER 2010 at OR TAMBO HALL, KHAYELITSHA IN W.CAPE

This has been a great successful event, the whole community stood up as a one society saying no to drugs and substance abuse, also on Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, especial among youth.

They were saying no to Rape and brutal killings of women, defenceless grannies, people with disabilities and young children and also human trafficking. They also fight against not coping with the burden of HIV /Aids leading to suicide and killing of partners and violet crime.

It was great to see political parties united as one supporting their communities even though Mr Jacob Zuma and Helen Zille were not present. ANC, DA, NAPWA, HOME AFFAIRS, CHILD LINE and other NGO’s stood together and shouted with one voice; “DON’T LOOK AWAY, ACT AGAINST ABUSE”

There was also HIV/Aids test clinics, while Home Affairs were helping people with Identities and some got free t-shirts with flyers detailing contact details of programs and associations that could help.

This is how we should work as a province to protect our sisters, brothers and our parents, families together with our communities, so we started it here and you???

It was half past 12 midnight when I received a call from my cousin, she told me that my other cousin past a way 30 minutes ago. I was surprised because I was with him a week ago.

My cousin Cedric went to a shabeen with his friend. Some guys started fighting with one his friends but he managed to stop the fight. An hour later out on the street ready to leave, the same group they fought with earlier was waiting for them.

The group started to fight each other and five of my cousin’s group run away. Cedric was left alone to defend himself and they stabbed my cousin. It was almost two o clock in the morning but a guy from next door heard him crying in pain, then he quickly took him to Masakhane clinic at first avenue. The nurses tried to help him but it was to late,  he bled to death.

This kind of accident keeps on happening in Alexandra because our youth are ignorant and involved in alcohol abuse. Tomorrow (Saturday) I’ll be going to his funeral. Another life wasted for nothing.

By Suzan