No gangster’s paradise in Graskop

Kopano Dibakwane

Gangsterism will not be tolerated in Graskop and the police are warning those involved to stop immediately or face the full wrath of the law.

This message was shared with the learners of Panorama High School in Graskop, on 8th February. It was during the Back to School Awareness Campaign by Graskop SAPS. Two officers from SAPS (Constable Rose Masilela – Communications Officer, Constable Kok)

Masilela said that young people are misled by peers into joining gangs. They eventually put themselves in vulnerable positions, whereby they either become perpetrators or victims of crime.

“Graskop SAPS today was busy addressing Panorama High School about gangsterism. This issue was also a problem last year. Learners were taught what they can do to prevent gangsterism and the disadvantages of joining a gang. We also told learners that we are aware, and they told us the names of these gangs. We were joined by Faith Johnson and Dikeledi Sanderson (Disabled People South Africa – DPSA). Johnson said that gangsterism can lead to disability because people are shot in gangs,” she said.

Masilela acknowledged the school’s remarkable performance in the 2017 Grade12 final exams.

“We congratulate the school for 2017 achievement in the matric results. They achieved 91, 30% pass rate, we appreciate the hard work and dedication of teacher,” said Masilela.

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