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Drug Peddlers Flood Zimbabwean Schools With Marijuana, Mutoriro

Drug Peddlers Flood Zimbabwean Schools With Marijuana, Mutoriro

Illicit drug peddlers are reportedly selling marijuana, crystal meth, and other narcotics at schools.

According to Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary-general Raymond Majongwe, schools have become a market for dangerous drugs like marijuana, and crystal meth known as “mutoriro” or “guka”.

Majongwe blamed the banning of corporal punishment for the lack of discipline in schools. He said:

They [drug peddlers] are making a living out of these drugs. They are making money out of our children.

It is sad that teachers have become disempowered. The government and parents connived to say kids should not be disciplined. Schools are the mirrors of society.

Some children, working with drug syndicates, are reportedly smuggling the drugs into schools disguised as muffins.

Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) president, Obert Masaure, believes that the COVID-19 lockdowns had worsened the drug menace among children. He said:

Indeed, our schools are seized with the issue of drugs, and this will lead to other forms of indiscipline, such as teen pregnancies.

We also have the issue of violence which is on the rise. The proliferation of drugs can be attributed to the long closure of schools; they [children] ended up doing drugs.

However, unlike Majongwe, Masaraure is against the reintroduction of corporal punishment in schools. He said:

We need better methods of enhancing discipline in schools.

There are some who are advocating for the return of corporal punishment, which we are against.

We believe outside corporal punishment there are other ways we can enforce discipline among our learners.

Meanwhile, Savannah Madamombe, co-founder of community activist group Mubatirapamwe, said they have embarked on anti-drug seminars after receiving a distress call from teachers. She said:

As such, Mubatirapamwe Trust is conducting preventative education training on drug/substance abuse in educational institutions.

The school outreach programmes are aimed at assisting students in recognizing internal pressures such as anxiety and stress, as well as external pressures such as peer attitudes and advertising, that influence them to engage in substance and drug use.

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Mᴀʀᴀᴠᴀᴢs 1 month ago

Uɴғᴏʀᴛᴜɴᴀᴛᴇʟʏ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ʜᴀs ᴛᴜʀɴᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴅʀᴜɢs ᴛʜᴇsᴇ ᴅᴀʏs. Wʜᴏ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜᴛ ᴀ ᴘᴀᴍᴘᴇʀ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ᴘʀᴏᴅᴜᴄᴇ ᴀ ᴅʀᴜɢ? Tʜᴇ ᴡʜɪᴛᴇ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ғʟᴜʀᴏsᴄᴇɴᴛ ᴛᴜʙᴇ ɪs ʜᴀʀɴᴇsᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ᴀ ᴡᴏɴᴅᴇʀ ᴅʀᴜɢ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ᴋᴇᴇᴘ ᴏɴᴇ ɪɴ ᴡᴏɴᴅᴇʀʟᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡʜᴏʟᴇ ᴅᴀʏ. Tʜᴇ ᴡᴏʀʟᴅ ɪs ᴛᴜʀɴɪɴɢ ᴄʀᴀᴢʏ ɪɴᴅᴇᴇᴅ...ʙʀᴏɴᴄᴋᴇᴇʀ ᴄᴏᴜɢʜ ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄɪɴᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ʙʀᴀᴋᴇ ғʟᴜɪᴅ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ʙᴇᴄᴏᴍᴇ sᴜᴘᴇʀ ᴅʀᴜɢs, ᴀʀʀᴇsᴛɪɴɢ sᴏᴍᴇᴏɴᴇ ғᴏʀ ᴘᴏssᴇsɪɢ ʙʀᴀᴋᴇ ғʟᴜɪᴅ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ sᴏᴏɴ ʙᴇ ᴀ ɴᴏʀᴍ


The King of Serpents 1 month ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂 are you sure that it'll take you to Wonderland kkk

Mafirakureva 1 month ago

True, the world has changed. Even Maravaza has Anglicised his name 🙆🏿‍♂️🙆🏿‍♂️🙆🏿‍♂️

Johnny Gambler 1 month ago

ska paya mwana akarohwa ndiko kuti varikutengesa masinhi acho vamire here


Jack Bauer 1 month ago

Ngavauye pa glen view high 1 vaone zvirikuitwa nevana. Surely, vana vapanduka. Pakutonzi pamashwede😅


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mbanje ngadziputwe 1 month ago

ngadziputwe sitereki mutoriro be bronco zvirohwe ndokuti nyika ikoko.dhakwait vana vedu


mama Bee 1 month ago

vabereki time problem hombe hatidi kutsiurirwa vana vedu vari kuchikoro saka ma teacher angaitawo sei isu tirisu tinopesvera vana kusanzwa


mbanje ngadziputwe sitereki 1 month ago

eheka tipinde jomeka

ceetaun 1 month ago

@??? you are right our gvt is capable of controlling anything, hw can they fail to control drugs? I suspect there are big guys involved in this mutoriro issue.


Smuggling Expert 1 month ago

Mabhero mazhinji amunotenga anopinda illegally, zvisina ma'Big Boys' amurikutaura mukati and hurumende iri kunetseka nazvo zvisingaiti. Ini handina Big Boy wandinoziva asi ndinogona kutonotenga bhero ndodzoka naro. Ipapa ndikatanga kuuya nekabag kane Cocaine, zvatopera.

Musangofungire corruption pazvese.

jasi 1 month ago

teacher vakaranga mwana mai vacho vanokurura hembe pamberi pema teacher kuti wazviitireyi baba vacho kuma porisa kuti teacher vasungwe, that's rubbish


??? 1 month ago

some of the drug dealers are located near police stations in Harare and nobody cares. Some vanotovaziva nemazita, there shld be a story behind the story.


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Icho chingezi chamukuda kubatira padenga ichi, vana ngavarohwe


Child Expert 1 month ago

Beating up a child does more harm than good. Dzidzisai vana venyu pamusoro pezvinhu izvi mudzimba. Garai navo pasi. Motaura navo. Kwete kungoti "Ndikuone uchiita izvozvo, ndokuputitsa". Ikoko hakusi kudzidzisa mwana hunhu.


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