The following is a pictorial presentation of Nyaope Addicts in Hammanskraal. This is for educational purposes, to predominantly bring awareness and help fight this epidemic in our society.
Shakes Photography has been following and documenting Nyaope addicts around Hammanskraal in the past week. For those that do not know, Nyaope is a VERY ADDICTIVE cocktail — a joint laced with cheap heroin.
Heroin is known as one of the most addictive substances on the planet. I sat down, heard their stories and broke bread with some of them. The last couple of days have been filled with so much emotion. These addicts are usually abandoned by their families, exploited in the informal labour market and resort to crime to help satisfy their addiction . One of them told me “I’ve been trying to stay clean, but I can’t, please find me help – if you can”.
All pictures belong to Shakes Photography and will not be published in any article/page/site without written permission from the photographer – Keitumetse Kekana.
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