23 May 2013
On Wednesday the Minister of sport and
recreation Fikile Mbalula along with the deputy Minister of sport and
recreation Gert Oosterhuisen, MEC of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer
and Councillor Alderman from the City of Cape Town Belinda
Walker handed over an outdoor gym in Rocklands Mitchell’s
Minister Mbalula addressed the crowd saying
that they should not allow the surge of drugs and ganstrism to take over.
He also asked them to take care of the gym
and allow it to build character and courage in the people of Mitchell’s
Mbalula explains that as the government
they went to Mitchell’s plain to give inspiration to young people and the
people of Mitchell’s Plain as a whole.
“We are here and we are saying to you, what
we are giving to you is not a privilege it is a right and it belongs to you and
you must look after is as a community, this facility belongs to your children,
Furthermore he said that the community must
not give up hope in the fight against drugs and gangsterism.
Minister Mbalula also said that
irrespective of colour all are meant to be treated equal and as a government
they need to change the lives of the poor and poverty stricken area as these
are one of the main reasons young people get caught up in the wave of drugs.
He said we are all Africans that during
liberation of South Africa the struggle was
lead from Mitchell’s Plain.
Mbalula also encouraged those affected by
drugs and said they should not give up on the struggle, hope on their children
and allow them to be swallowed by the evil of drugs.
“We are giving this gym to you it belongs
to you, you must look after it, it is appropriate, it is in order, it is not a
privilege, it is your right, we must continue with this work, ourselves and all
spheres of government ,”Mbalula said.
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