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20 June 2017

Motlhabane called on young people to celebrate and mommemorate Youth Month in a dignified manner

The Bokone Bophirima Community Safety and Transport Management MEC, Dr Mpho Motlhabane made a clarion call to young people across the Province to commemorate the Youth Month in a dignified manner in honouring the class of 1976 for sacrifices they made.

He appealed to young people to stop celebrating the youth month through engaging themselves in reckless activities which mostly results in them found to be on the wrong side of the law.
The hostage takers were allowed to get into two minibuses as part of their demands, but were arrested few minutes later after departing from municipal offices. Municipal offices were set alight during the process.

“The youth of today have a tendency of celebrating this month by involving themselves in activities which often end with some of them being arrested and some, unfortunately, losing their lives. Most of them they get arrested for public violence, road safety violations and for driving under the influence of alcohol. This is certainly not how the young people are expected to celebrate the Youth Month.
“It is a fact of history that the Class of ’76 sacrificed their lives for all of us and we need to be grateful of that. We need to honour their legacy in a proper and dignified manner because today we are now benefiting from their selfless sacrifices, those heroes and heroines deserve to be remembered for their bravery and steadfastness”, said Motlhabane.

He called on young people to join hands with the government in building a better future for the country. “There are challenges of crime and unemployment which I believe the youth of today must seize the moment to come forward and work with the government to fight against.

They have an opportunity of building their future and the next generation’s future by taking advantage of the available government programmes.

By so doing they will be building their own legacy so that they can also be recognized and honoured for their efforts in future rather than destroying their future with drugs and alcohol in the name of celebrating Youth Month,” said Motlhabane.

The MEC said the department will continue conducting road safety operations and deploying traffic official on all roads during the Youth Month Celebration and beyond in order to ensure compliance in all major roads of the province, and particularly dealing with drunken driving.


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