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Do 15% of SA’s population have a drug problem? We fact-check 4 ‘shocking stats’
Researched by Vinayak Bhardwaj on africacheck.org: In a newsletter that goes to 700,000 medical aid members a health insurance company presented “shocking South African drug statistics”. But are these claims factually accurate? The apparent drug-related murder of a respected media personality Hope Zinde has reignited a countrywide discussion about drug abuse in South Africa. Her son has been formally charged with her murder and possession of drugs. Media reports have linked h