Alarm as vendors sell hard drugs to school children

by | Oct 2, 2021 | Crime & Courts | 0 comments


Hosia Mviringi

Concern has been raised over illegal vendors who have found a convenient way of peddling prohibited habit forming drugs to school children in the guise of selling snacks.

“These vendors disguise themselves as selling snacks when in actual fact they will be peddling hard drugs to innocent school children,” said an investigative source at Globe and Phoenix Primary School in the Midlands mining town of Kwekwe.

Drug hotspots have also been identified at sites in in Mbizo 7, Amaveni suburb and other mining compounds.

The prevalence of drug abuse among school going children is a major cause of concern to authorities and parents alike as these drugs have a terrible negative effect in child development as most children end up exhibiting down syndrome and zombie behaviour, rendering them useless and potentially dangerous to society.

Most younger drug addicts end up being hooked up in criminal activities such as robberies as they try to earn some money to replenish their drug supply.
Addiction means that one can not function properly without the influence of drugs, thus habit forming drugs remain one of the most notable modern day nuisance among teenagers.

School children in such drug hotspots as Amaveni, Mbizo section 7 and many other compounds can be seen patronising these vendors who have devised ways to evade detection by hiding the drugs and alcohol in nearby bushes.

Such highly addictive drugs as Crystal meth or ‘Mutoriro’ as it is fondly known in street lingo, have become some of the most sought after drugs among school children, yet it remains as one of the most dangerous habit-forming drugs on the streets today.

The Kwekwe Child Protection Unit raised concern over “vendors” who are abusing this noble profession to damage and corrupt a future generation through the introduction of drugs to young children.

“We recommend that government, through law enforcement agencies investigate such illegal activities and bring culprits to book”.

“Also we would encourage the government to mount serious awareness campaigns in schools and society, with the inclusion of such opinion leaders and influencers as Junior Councillors, Junior Parliamentarians and Junior President.

Law enforcement agencies are therefore urged to look into schools as new hard drug hotspots which need serious policing and that offenders be punished severely.