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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C
# South Africa
This drugs campaigner sparked up a joint live on the news
He began smoking during an interview on drug laws in the country.

SABC Digital News / YouTube

A PRO-MARIJUANA campaigner lit up a joint on a national TV news programme in South Africa.

Andre du Plessis of the Cannabis Working Group told eNCA.com in an interview that he smoked a ‘dagga joint’ while on SABC News.

He said government in South Africa has not been dealing with the issue of cannabis in the country, and that people in the country smoke cannabis on a daily basis.

“Whether it is illegal or not, it happens,” he said.

Asked why he smoked on air, he said he disagreed with the other contributor to the interview. “The only thing I could really do is sit back and smoke a joint,” he said.

A march took place in Cape Town on Saturday in support of decriminalisation of marijuana.

Read: This is NOT how you flush cannabis down the toilet>

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