Dan­ger­ous drug in KZN Au­thor faces charges

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‘ZOM­BIE drug’ flakka hit the streets of Dur­ban this week. Po­lice ar­rested a 32-year-old man who was in pos­ses­sion of 10 bags of the drug.

The drug, also known as “bath salts”, is rife in Aus­tralia and the US and can cause users to be­come abu­sive and vi­o­lent. It is be­lieved to be 10 times more pow­er­ful than co­caine but much cheaper.

Traces of flakka have been found by po­lice in Pine­town, Chatsworth and Went­worth. CRIM­I­NAL charges have been laid against The Pres­i­dent’s Keep­ers au­thor Jac­ques Pauw by the State Se­cu­rity Agency over the leak­ing of clas­si­fied in­for­ma­tion.

The book, which re­vealed de­tails of al­leged cor­rup­tion in­volv­ing Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma, was launched in Joburg this week.

Pauw’s lawyers said they were will­ing to fight the mat­ter in court.

It be­came the fastest-sell­ing book in South Africa and a global best-seller on Ama­zon.

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