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Young people in Paul Roux frustrated by lack of opportunities

Senekal youth turn to crime because there's nothing else to do

Tankiso Makhetha Investigative reporter

Pheello Petrus Mokoena sits on a chair outside his home in Fateng Tse Ntsho township, in Free State, under a blistering heatwave. He bemoans the lack of opportunities for local youth to better their lives. Life in the township is slow.

Mokoena, 26, was released from prison last year after serving a two-year jail term for stock theft. As a youth Mokoena dreamt of becoming a teacher...

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