Soweto men caught selling new Aids dope

Two men were today arrested for allegedly selling whoonga from their home in block 9 at Soweto's Jabulani hostel

Police went to investigate following a tip-off and found the drug being sold, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele said.

Whoonga, according to online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, is a mixture of antiretroviral medicine, drugs such as heroin or dagga, powdered detergent and rat poison.

The two, aged 25 and 21, were expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate’s Court soon.

  • Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said yesterday he was concerned about the destructive consequences of a popular drug called nyaope - a lethal mixture of heroine and dagga.

He said the police had to specifically deal with this problem. He promised to target dealers because "it is useless to arrest users".