Chief Gabriel Hobona says he is keeping his eyes wide open and an ear on the ground as he embarks on a campaign to fight social ills.
Hobona’s main concern is the lousy sexual morals amongst teenagers and a growing trend of grown-ups having sex with minors resulting in an increase in the number of teenage pregnancies at Mphinyane Primary school and defilement cases which went unsolved in Hobona and Mafungo Villages.
In a bid to curb all these ills the chief says he has resorted to corporal punishment.
“Minors in the village are seemingly addicted to sex, beer and love for money, making them vulnerable to some elderly men who take advantage of this soaring social ill,” he said.
The chief gave an example of a 13- year -old girl who is believed to have slept with a dozen young men in the village who are mostly youth slightly above the age of 18.
He said after police had failed to bring perpetrators to book he adopted corporal punishment which never needed both the young victim and teenager culprit to be taken before any hearing. “Just imagine if we could round up all these young men and throw them behind bars. It’s a vicious circle which only needs self crafted intervention measures to discipline these youngsters and bring them to order,” Hobona said.