Gauteng learners space cakes

Space muffins.
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Several Gauteng learners hospitalised after eating ‘Space Cakes’

Several learners in Gauteng were hospitalised after eating space cakes they had bought from another learner.

Gauteng learners space cakes

Space muffins.
Photo: Facebook/Space Muffins

Several learners from Gauteng schools have reportedly been hospitalised after consuming space cakes.

A space cake can be a muffin, brownie or any other baked good with cannabis people eat to get “high”.

According to the Gauteng Education Department, learners from Randfontein High School in the West Rand and Mamellong Secondary School in Tsakane, Ekurhuleni were hospitalised on Thursday, 7 April 2022 and Saturday, 9 April 2022 respectively.

GAUTENG LEARNERS HOSPITALISED AFTER EATING SPACE CAKES 

Approximately eleven Grade 12 learners at Randfontein High School reportedly felt sick during schooling hours on Thursday. They were immediately rushed to separate medical facilities for medical attention. 

Two of the learners were returned home; while nine learners were hospitalised, one of whom was in a critical condition but is now stable. 

It was established that these learners consumed ‘space cakes’ sold by another Grade 12 learner. The learner is now facing suspension as a result of breaking the school’s code of conduct and endangering the lives of his fellow learners.

On Saturday, four Grade 12 learners from Mamellong Secondary School in Tsakane were also alleged to have purchased space cakes on their way to tuition classes, which they consumed and were eventually hospitalised.

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi has expressed his concern with the ongoing trend of learners consuming ‘space cakes’. 

Lesufi said they are really concerned and dissatisfied at the ongoing consumption of the ‘space cakes’ where learners become sick and are often hospitalised. 

“We urge learners to refrain from purchasing or consuming unknown substances that put their health and lives at risk. 

“The conditions of these learners are being closely monitored to ensure their speedy recovery and safe return to their families.” 

Panyaza Lesufi

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