Young people at Scenery Park in East London are calling on different sectors of society to come up with ways to stop premature drinking and other social problems.
In an interview with SABC, the mayor and member of the Scenery Park Business Forum, Nkosinathi Sikobi, said the current focus is on important long-term changes in the community to ensure that this type of event does not happen again. .
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This follows as locals mourn the tragic death of 21 youths at the Enyobeni restaurant last Sunday. The restaurant has been closed and criminal proceedings against the owner have been opened.
Police have closed an investigation into the crime, but the cause of death is still unknown.
A big funeral will be held on Wednesday next week.
Violent activist Samkela Jobela said they want a lasting solution for the fight against drugs and alcohol especially among the youth.
He says, “We feel they should engage with the youth, identify what the youth want and try to connect their ideas with the youth, and find solutions and programs that will engage the youth.”
In an interview with the Royal House of Mandela, he and SA FM’s Aldrin Sampear, Inkosi Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela called for the closure of the restaurant and the ban on alcohol.
Mandela says alcohol exacerbates social problems and the Enyobeni tragedy is one example. He went on to call on community members and faith groups to join him in calling for a ban on drinking.
Scenery Park Youth See Long-Term Solution to Stop Alcohol Abuse – SABC Report
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