Cele: Don't let your kids become drug addicts

eNCA's Monique Mortlock reports from the funeral service for 5-year-old Valentino Grootetjie who was gunned down, allegedly by gangsters.

JOHANNESBURG - Police minister Bheki Cele has urged the Lavender Hill community to help police root out gang violence.

Cele attended the funeral of 5-year-old Valentino Grootetjie who was shot and killed by suspected gang members in his backyard just a few days before Christmas.

"The call is on the parents to say take care of your kids, don't allow them to be pulled and recruited by ugly-hearted people who sell drugs to them and make them drug addicts," Cele said.

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Two suspects, who were arrested two days after the shooting, have appeared in court. They're being detained until their next appearance in January.