In 2013, Eldorado Park mother Dereleen James wrote a letter to her friends, documenting her struggle with trying to get her 17-year-old son off the drug tik.
The letter went viral. Others added their stories to the letter, and more people read it.
This letter was eventually sent to then-President Jacob Zuma. Years later, James has dedicated her life’s work to helping her community.
Dereleen James continues to fight against the scourge of Gender-Based violence, child abuse and drugs in her community.
She is also with the Black Doek Movement in South Africa, she says more men need to take a stand against the violence directed at women and children.
SABC news speaks to activist, Dereleen James.
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