One of the Pretoria school boys has broken his silence after a video of him was widely spread on social media. It was later reported the pupil passed away due to smoking the unknown drug.
Police sent an unknown substance for urgent forensic testing after 13 teenagers from Pretoria were hospitalised for smoking the substance.
The substance is known as herbal blend, puff or blazing.
A few videos have gone viral showing teenagers from Pretoria West, still in their school uniform, in a serious condition.
The pupils were rushed to a hospital and treated for symptoms including seizures, psychosis, nausea, vomiting, and hallucinations.
This weekend, however, a video was shared of one of the schoolboys apologising. In the video seen by Jacaranda FM, the learner admits to smoking the unknown substance and he apologises for his behavior and acting irresponsibly.
On Facebook user commented on the video that has been spread widely on social media saying,
He lives, he did not pass away as everyone said. Here is a living witness. He opens the eyes of people. Thank you, Jesus, that the child is still here to tell others the dangers of smoking unknown things.
Local authorities have asked people to stop sharing these videos until an investigation is complete and the consent of the minor’s parents have been given to reveal their identity.