Police, The Bulletin
The winners of the competition among schools are Sisanda Nkwintya, Sithembiso Mokoena, Johannes Nkosi, Mbalenhle Thabethe, Const Thomas Mogadime, Sibusiso Sithole, Evence Motha and Sakhile Maseko.

The local Drug Addiction Committee (LDAC) that comprises of stakeholders and members from other government departments and non-government organisations hosted a competition among schools about crime in Bethal.
The competition was based on substance abuse and the purpose was to explore the pupils’ knowledge on substance abuse.
The pupils had to make presentations which was assessed.
In the presentations, the pupils had to be able to convey what a drug is and what drug abuse is.
They also had to present the classification of drugs, for example what is socially acceptable drugs, inhalants, over the counter drugs, prescribed drugs and illegal drugs.
Pupils also had to describe the signs and symptoms of substance abuse, the effects of substance abuse and include programmes rendered for substance abuse by all departments according to the prevention and treatment for substance abuse act 70 of 2008.
More than 150 pupils and from different schools and their teachers took part in the competition
Thandanani Primary School won the primary category while Lamlile Primary School finished second and Imbekezelo Primary School finished third.
Ikhethelo Secondary School won the secondary schools section while AD Nkosi School finished second and eMzinoni Secondary School finished third. The top schools received floating trophies and the pupils received gold medals that were sponsored by United Motors.
“As the local drug action committee, we thank all the schools for positive participation in the competition, teachers for their hard work in preparing the pupils, the pupils for their commitment towards the competition and not forgetting the organising committee for making the event a success, as well as the Bethal Hindu Community for helping us with a venue,” said Const Thomas Mogadime, spokesman of Bethal Police.

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