Plasma TV rumour surfaces again

Rumours of the operations of a “plasma gang” have surfaced again in Gugulethu and KTC. But medical experts confirm that there is no evidence that anything in plasma televisions can be used as a drug. Photo by Mary-Anne Gontsana.

Rumours first surfaced in late 2013 in Alexandra in Gauteng that a “plasma gang” was stealing plasma televisions from people's homes to retrieve a powder which was being used in a dangerous drug cocktail.

Scientists and police scotched the rumours at the time.