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Thabo, a drug addict, reaches for his friend's needle to inject 'nyaope' on the streets of Hillbrow, a notorious inner-city neighbourhood of Johannesburg. <br />
Nyaope is a crude form of heroin reputedly cut with anything from anti-retrovirals to rat poison and pool cleaner. It is cheap (about R20/ $1.70 per 'round') and devastatingly addictive. It produces a brief high, but then leaves the user with vicious withdrawal symptoms.