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Friday, January 28, 2011

Whoonga – an old killer concoction with a new brand name.


After the death of my youngest son (21) during October last year, who presumably died of a heroin overdose, I have not been paying much attention to the subject of illegal drugs and the rehabilitation of addicts. Although I’m still the webmaster for Adopt-A-Drug-Addict, I’ve completely distanced myself from all activities related to this topic.

Incidentally, the inquest into the death of my son will take 3 to 4 years to finalize. We thus have no official confirmation that heroin was definitely the cause, or not. This should give readers a general idea of the backlog Forensic Services have in this democrazy country!

A new concoction in South Africa called “Whoonga” was recently described by national police Commissioner General Bheki Cele as a “big national concern”. However, according to SAPS’s Colonel Jay Naicker, this new concoction is not new at all, - it is merely an old drug recipe with a new brand name. The concoction is guaranteed to be a killer! A typical whoonga concoction includes brown heroin, rat poison and ammonia, but some distributors also add Crystal Methamphetamine (tik), or marijuana (dagga) to the mixture.

The latest trend among drug addicts is to add HIV medication to the mixture. They get their hands on this medication by simply robbing HIV-positive patients at the clinics. Sky's Africa correspondent Emma Hurd reports...




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4 comments :

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Mandela is in Hospital
Mandela out of Hospital
All I want to hear is-
MANDELA IS DEAD. That will be a great day and I will celebrate with a bottle of Champagne. He is and was just a puppet who bullshitted idiots all over the world. A terrorist who should still be in jail with all his comrades. Don’t worry, the day will come when he will be dead and I will be very happy.

Macaw said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Hi TIA, I did not know about your son. Condolences sir.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@ Anon - I don't want to even hear Mandela's name! The way people treat this ex-terrorist like a god, makes me sick!

@ Macaw,
Thank you!

skoor said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

A lot can be said about drugs, and i am sorry for your loss. i just hope a drug that works faster than tik will be found soon - families and communities are destroyed by drugs. I hope to God that they will wipe themselves out quicker than those close to them.

Crime rises terribly when druggies wants to buy their next fix. Innocent people have to suffer, coz ratpoison don't come cheap.

Maybe aids was not the killer as predicted 20 years ago. Maybe it's this new mix...

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