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Long walk against bluetooth nyaope

14 August 2017

CITY DJ’s Long Walk from Joburg to Soshanguve against drug abuse.

In a bid to expose the disturbing plague of nyaope/drug abuse, TUT FM presenter, Khutsi Malala will walk from Joburg to Soshanguve on 11 August – 12 August.  Government is supporting the walk by sending its officials to be part of the walk. MEC of Community Safety and Security, Sizakele Nkosi Malobane has also vowed to walk with #CITYDJ on 11 August 2017.

Malala decided to go on the walk, after he was approached by over 200 addicts who are volunteering to go to rehab or any out-based-patient programs. The aim of the walk is to raise awareness and funds for deactivate Bluetooth Nyaope. Bluetooth Nyaope is a method of sharing blood amongst users, the practice is spiraling out of control with addicts now injecting their private parts in search for veins and not fearing diseases like HIV/AIDS.

Malala says that with the Long Walk, he aims to make enough noise so that they can purchase a mini bus to transport addicts and eventually build a skills development center. “I went to school with some of the users, it is very sad to see them exchanging blood without fear of contracting diseases and even going further by killing their veins. The scourge has really worsened as addicts have found a new high,” he said.

Previously Malala was the first person to brake the Bluetooth Nyaope story on his radio show, earlier this year, and he discovered how young men and women aged between 12-35 years old are using needles to pass blood from one another. He took a picture which went into a frenzy on social media.  Although his posts on social media went viral and attracted a lot of media coverage, nothing has been done to assist the addicts.

The walk will start at the Grayston Road in Sandton, Joburg, North at 7am on Friday 11 August, and he will proceed along the highway towards Pretoria. Malala will camp on the road side for the night. “The aim is to go through the same experience as the nyaope addits who sleep on the pavements. Me and my group will be sleeping somewhere on a bridge that night,” he said. The following day, Malala and his group will proceed towards Soshanguve in the morning, ending at Big Save Mabopane, they will be joined by the community and those who want to partake in the course at Ruth First off ramp for the last 5 KM fun walk.



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