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Drug-laced Cookies Scandal Unfolds in Tshwane School: Suspects Under Arrest

Published September 22, 2023
9 months ago

A harrowing incident has unfolded at Pulamadibogo Primary School in Soshanguve, Tshwane, where 90 learners needed medical attention following a run-in with dagga-laced 'space cookies' sold by external suspects. Currently, three of these learners are still undergoing treatment at the George Mukhari Hospital due to their non-responsiveness to the initial medication used.

A health practitioner from the hospital, who informed the parents in a recent school meeting, emphasized, "The children are under our supervision and they are doing well", assuaging concerns about the condition of the three still hospitalized pupils.

Two suspects, one 19-year-old and another aged 21, have been apprehended by the authorities in relation to the incident. They are slated to make their first court appearance in the Soshanguve magistrate’s court. The suspects allegedly gave out the muffins to children for free or even forced some to eat the muffins, according to the school principal's report.

Parents of the affected learners have claimed familiarity with the suspects, identifying them as persons notorious for selling dagga in the local area. The school documented varied symptoms among the learners, ranging from hyperactivity to weakness and headaches. Seven different ambulances were needed to transport all the affected learners to various health facilities for treatment.

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