Monday, February 17, 2014

President's drugs plan 'is failing us'

The hopes of seven mothers in Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg, are turning into despair at what they describe as "failed promises" by President Jacob Zuma.

It will be a year in April since the mothers wrote to Zuma, pleading with him to help them in the fight against drug abuse. The plea prompted Zuma to visit the area a month later.

At his meeting with concerned residents, Zuma pledged a raft of interventions to address the complaints of rampant drug use, crime and ineffective policing.

"Things went well following the president's visit . but only for about three months. They soon went back to how they were. If anything, they may have gotten worse," said Dereleen James, one of the mothers who told Zuma of their experiences of living with drug-addicted children... Timeslive



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