Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane has gathered girls from Tshwane schools to give them advice. Picture: Nokuthula Mbatha / ANA

Pretoria - Avoid drugs, take responsibility and confront your dark side.

This was just some of the advice Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane and female inmates from Kgosi-Mampuru II Correctional facility shared with learners from schools around Tshwane.

As part of the women's month celebrations Nkosi-Malobane gathered girl learners from schools in the CBD and surrounding townships for a heart to heart message to avoid landing in prison.

Nkosi-Malobane said: "We've brought you here to deter you from things that can take you down the wrong path. Your first boyfriend will never marry you so don't rush into sex  - take your time."

"We can call it a rehabilitation center but it remains a prison and you don't want to land here," she said.

Inmate Aletta Kock serving a five year sentence reiterated the MEC's sentiments as she described jail as hell.

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