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SA woman back home from Uganda

2012-03-05 11:03

Johannesburg -A South African woman has arrived back home after her release by Ugandan authorities.

Kathryne Fuller, 29, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs. She was found guilty and fined the equivalent of R3 134, reported Eyewitness News.

Fuller was found unconscious in a hotel room in Kampala a week ago. Her colleague, American TV and film producer Jeff Rice, was lying dead next to her.

Rice was known for producing several episodes of The Amazing Race.

They had apparently taken contaminated cocaine.

Fuller was taken to hospital and her family campaigned tirelessly for her to be released.

She is paralysed on her right side and is being treated in South Africa.

A private investigator said the magistrate had given Fuller “a very nice lecture”, telling her she had been given a second chance in life.

Comments
  • Donald - 2012-03-05 11:40

    This sad event could have been avoided if drugs were legal and controlled. Time to legalise the rest of the drugs other than alcohol and nicotine.

      Bibi - 2012-03-05 11:53

      In Africa!? You've got to be kidding. We're talking 3rd world countries here, Donald. Will we all just pop in to the 'drug store' after work, picking up some white stuff and for a really wild weekend party add some tik and heroin to the mix. And some pipes and syringes in bulk? You must be using.

      wesleywt - 2012-03-05 11:59

      Its not a stupid comment. Why should we waste billions trying to stop people who want to snort their brains out.

      Paul - 2012-03-05 11:59

      Pieter , your comment is stupid . Go do some reading and expand your mind before just following what your mommy and daddy told you 50 years ago .

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-05 12:13

      @Bib, and you think because drugs are illegal less is being consumed? Ignorance is bliss.

      Godfrey - 2012-03-05 12:34

      All those who cling on to the ban on drugs should open their minds. The war on drugs has failed abysmally and this women is just another victim of it. Richard Branson http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9031855/Its-time-to-end-the-failed-war-on-drugs.ht http://www.legalisedrugs.co.uk/

      Konstabel - 2012-03-05 12:52

      Alcohol is a legal drug and there is a lot of alcohol abuse so I don't think legalizing hard drugs is the solution. It would just drop the marked value of the drugs making them more affordable.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-05 12:58

      No konstabel, it will be the drugs safer..

      Bibi - 2012-03-05 13:06

      @pointblank. Of course not and that is not what I am saying. My point was that in Africa (I am currently living in my 4th African country) it will be difficult to control drugs even when legal as there is very little control over most issues.

      Bibi - 2012-03-05 13:10

      @POINTBLANK; Thousands of people still die in Africa because of illegal drink that is contaminated and sold as the real thing. Just this year alone almost 100 people died in Kenya alone. Greed is always a factor and in the underworld of drugs, legal or not, you'll find people without any conscience.

  • Mashudu - 2012-03-05 11:51

    She should Teach other people about her experience.

      Susan - 2012-03-05 13:02

      teach other people what???how to snort drugs...

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-03-05 11:55

    Good work to the PI! Slogged hard for her release.

  • lynette.hugo - 2012-03-05 12:06

    Aag foeitog must we feel sorry for her.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-05 12:14

      Does she ask for it? Then go eat a bowl of STFU..

      dumisiledee - 2012-03-05 12:25

      Duuuuude!!!

      Marius - 2012-03-05 13:11

      Ag foeitog lynette. Obviously you are too uninformed and stupid to make comments on this forum.

  • Mhlonso - 2012-03-05 12:11

    once a druggie always a grugie.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-05 12:14

      A what?

      Deon - 2012-03-05 12:53

      Oops, who is the druggie?

  • delangemartha - 2012-03-05 12:30

    She is so lucky to be able to get a second chance. May God bless her with a full recovery.

      Godfrey - 2012-03-05 12:38

      Well he father has been praying, begging and scraping for weeks. And the god did sweet fanny adams. "Kathryn Fuller, 29, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs. She was found guilty and fined the equivalent of R3 134". Yep, no god involved.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-05 12:59

      Godfrey, leave the anti-god thing alone for once in your life... You are annoying.

      camp.j - 2012-03-05 15:26

      @PointBlank Does everyone have to agree with your opinions? Why are Godfrey's beliefs annoying?

  • William - 2012-03-05 12:56

    Nothing unusual!!! The film and modelling world have thousands comsuming vast amounts of coke!!! She was just unlucky to have taken a bad bath!! Hopefully she will learn her lesson now!!

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-05 13:01

      Indeed, it is often the only some learn that recreational drugs are not as "safe" as they thought they were... Not since the Nigerians got a hold of the market.. When the Europeans were supplying drugs to SA they were at least purer then what you find now..

  • Melinda - 2012-03-05 13:02

    drugs "F" them up and they just don't learn,, everyone has a right to their own choices in life,, she has made hers, Sorry but I don't feel sorry for her at all..

  • Melinda - 2012-03-05 13:06

    they should of locked her up, she could be on the streets selling this to your child

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-05 14:53

      She is a user not a dealer...wow, ignorance of the highest order... So are you selling booze to school children?

  • Sinudeity - 2012-03-05 13:20

    A death sentence would have been appropriate.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-05 14:53

      .... any respect I had for you, gone.

  • wendy.warwick3 - 2012-03-05 15:38

    Do the crime do the time, they should have kept her there for all I care.

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