Soldiers� children abuse drugs in barracks

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Some students staying with parents in Selebi-Phikwe’s Eastern Military Garrison are reported to be smoking marijuana, even transporting drugs in military buses. The said students are reported to be carrying drugs in their school bags and others stuffed in their socks.

This emerged during an address by the 11 Artillery Brigade Commander Colonel Mokgweetsi Gaolatlhe during EMG’s wellness day this week. He strongly warned parents that the army would not hesitate to report such cases to the police. Furthermore, he warned, offending children would be expelled from the camp.

He said the military camp should not be a haven of social ills. “These incidents call for strong preventive measures to be put in place including searching of students’ school bags and we are going to do exactly that,” he added.

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