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Illegal nyaope rehab centre shut down

More than 30 young people were moved to government-run rehabilitation centres in Pretoria.

FILE: The Gauteng Department of Social Development has shut down an illegal rehabilitation centre in Pretoria that initially intended to help nyaope addicts. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Department of Social Development has shut down an illegal rehabilitation centre in Pretoria that initially intended to help nyaope addicts.

The centre was being run illegally from a municipal hall in Ekangala.

More than 30 young people were removed and placed at government run rehabilitation centres.

The department's Thebe Mohatle says, "They have actually been recruiting people at the cost of R1,500 per month to provide a service they did not have any competency of."