“Parents are afraid to talk to their children who are abusing drugs,” said Sehata, founder of Lesedi Youth Empowerment (LYE) in Bochum, Eldorado Village in Limpopo.
LYE is a non- profit organisation (NPO) established in 2017 to address socio-economic challenges such as crime alcohol, drugs, substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, and health issues amongst youth.
“In rural areas, parents are scared of their children who are using drugs and smoking dagga. I think some of these children threaten their parents to such extent that parents are afraid to talk about these issues,” he said.
First-hand experience with drugs
Sehata lost his mother when he was young so he started to abuse dagga and alcohol when he was a teenager.