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OPINION | Forget the expensive coffin and charity, this is the real legacy of people like Teddy Mafia

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Teddy Mafia, alleged Durban drug kingpin.
Teddy Mafia, alleged Durban drug kingpin.
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People like Teddy Mafia enjoy notoriety, fear, and respect, but their acts tear apart communities, argues Kerushun Pillay. 

Back in 2017, when I was a reporter at The Post newspaper in Durban, an anti-drug activist was speaking to me about the lengths people in the Indian community would go to feed their drug addictions.

 "We see entire families break apart because children steal their parents' belongings to sell for money to buy drugs," he said. 

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