A teenager quit drugs


A sixteen year old girl from GaMashabela village who was involved in a gang of drug dealers has finally pulled herself out from the crew and started her new journey.

A young intelligent lady said peer pressure and low self-esteem made her to become slave of drugs for almost years. She said she started to use the drugs at the age of twelve years when she was doing grade six.

Kgwale Selalelo said drugs brought nothing into her life beside burden of destructions.

“I never had girl friends in my life, all of my friends were boys who were taking drugs. I was not supposed to allow myself to fall in the trap instead I became friends of boys who were bullies,” she explained.

Kgwale said her mother tried several times to show her the right direction of life but she said she never listened.

“I disappointed my mother because every day I was coming late at home. My mother realised I was using drugs and that hurt her,” she expressed her mother feeling.

She said one day her mother approached a local professor to adviser her on how to stop using drugs.

“Professor told me to leave the drugs because they are dangerous to my life,’ she said.

She said after the professor’s advice she decided to quit.

“I told the drug dealer gang to count me out of the group and from there I started to write my own poem, aiming to tell people my story,” she said.

She said teenager must abandon the drugs because she believes they are not good for their lives.

“I want to achieve my dreams now and I want to gain trust of my mother again,” she concluded.


Thapelo Motseo

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