Two arrested for selling ‘space cookies’ to Soshanguve pupils

Two arrested for selling ‘space cookies’ to Soshanguve pupils

Gauteng police have arrested two suspects for allegedly selling cookies laced with dagga to primary school pupils in Soshanguve.

90 Soshanguve pupils in hospital after eating 'space cookies'

On Wednesday, about 90 pupils at Pulamadibogo Primary had to be rushed to the hospital after eating “space cookies” sold by a street vendor.

The pupils, who range from Grade R to Grade 7, reportedly experienced nausea, stomach cramps and some vomiting in class.

Police spokesperson Brenda Muridili says the suspects are expected to appear in the Soshanguve Magistrate’s court on Friday.

"We can confirm that the two suspects, aged 19 and 21, have been arrested by police in Klipgat. They will be facing charges of attempted murder."

Meanwhile, Gauteng Education spokesperson Steve Mabona says 87 pupils have since been discharged from hospital.

"The affected learners were admitted at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital…and have been discharged as their condition and health significantly improved. 

"Subsequently, only three girl learners remain in hospital, and they are still receiving the necessary medical attention to return to full health." 


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