Back to schools campaigns in Limpopo

The South African Police Service in Limpopo has accelerated the back to school campaigns throughout the Province. The Phalaborwa and Vuwani Police Stations visited Schietoch Primary and Ndaedzo Secondary schools.

Sergeant Mongwe, the Phalaborwa communication officer and other members visited Schietoch Primary School on Friday, 11 January 2019 to educate learners about their personal safety and crime hints were also shared.

During this campaign, 751 learners were addressed on the following topics:

* The importance of education as well as the danger of engaging in criminal activities

* Commitment and discipline.

* Refraining from the bad peer group

* Avoid carrying dangerous weapons

* Substance abuse

* Utilisation of pedestrian crossing at all times

* Gangsterism, bullying, theft and hitchhiking.

In addition, teachers were advised to report all criminal activities that may arise during academic period.

Lastly, in the Vuwani Policing area outside Thohoyandou, the Police visited Ndaedzo Secondary School in Dzwerani village. The campaign was led by Captain Mashige who cautioned learners how to avoid becoming victims of crime.

The following safety tips were shared with learners: be careful of strangers, avoid peer pressure and consequences of having a criminal record.

Source: South African Police Service

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