Western Cape awash with cheap tik, creating addicts who drive up crime

04 October 2015 - 02:00 By PHILANI NOMBEMBE

Jerome van Rooyen, born two months into South Africa's democratic era, has fallen captive to the drug scourge gripping the Western Cape, like so many of his peers. The high school dropout and tik addict is one of the people behind the statistics released by police this week. They show drug-related crime is increasing, especially in the Western Cape.

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