In a recent breakthrough, Xolani and the Sizokthola crew uncovered a shocking case of drug and firearm trafficking within an Ethiopian family operating a spaza shop.
The incident highlights the larger issue of drug dealing in South Africa and the concerns surrounding foreign nationals involved in illegal activities.
Xolani’s team carried out a major drug bust, revealing an Ethiopian national who was using a spaza shop as a front for drug operations.
The suspect, whose identity remains undisclosed, was found in possession of various narcotics, including crystal meth and nyaope.
Additionally, an illegal firearm was seized.
The suspect now faces charges of drug trafficking and firearm possession.
Social Media Response:
The arrest has sparked significant outrage on social media platforms, with many users expressing their desire for severe punishment for the suspect.
Theres an Ethiopian spaza shop in our area. My neighbour's son is always hanging around there, 6a till 10pm when they close. Now we know why #Sizokthola
— Tolokazi 🎓💡 (@norma_efi) June 25, 2023
— DR GLEN (CEO) (@DR_CEO_) June 25, 2023
Dankie Xolani 👏🏾
An Ethiopian immigrant was busted for fronting as a shopkeeper only to find kilos of crystal & nyaope and a illegal firearm…
Foreigners are hellbent on destroying our country and have discovered that drugs are the easiest way to kill our youth
— South Africans First 🇿🇦💚 (@SirMakhubo) June 25, 2023
Others have voiced concerns about the growing drug problem in South Africa and called for more comprehensive measures to address it.
Growing Drug Problem:
South Africa has been grappling with a rising drug issue, and this arrest further highlights the severity of the situation. However, it is crucial to approach the matter without stigmatizing all foreign nationals.
The focus should be on combating illegal activities and promoting community safety.
Protection for Xolani Khumalo:
Xolani Khumalo, for his commendable work in exposing criminal activities, should be safeguarded from potential threats posed by drug dealers seeking retaliation.
His efforts in shedding light on these issues make him a national asset, and measures should be taken to ensure his safety.