The leader of the Diplomatic Intelligence Party (DIP) Ashley Zhou has claimed that dangerous drugs are being sold to young people in Bulawayo’s central business district and law enforcement agents are doing nothing to curb the vice.
Ndlovu said that the selling of dangerous drugs to the youth of Bulawayo is becoming a provincial security threat. He said:
There are certain individuals who are operating along Sixth Avenue. The continued selling of dangerous drugs to the youth of Bulawayo is slowly becoming a provincial security threat.
Benylin with codeine is sold to schoolchildren. This is highly unacceptable and immoral because this medicine may lead to drowsiness and impaired concentration which may be aggravated by the simultaneous intake of alcohol or other central nervous system depressant agents.
Furthermore, exceeding the prescribed dose, together with prolonged and continuous use of this medication may lead to dependency and addiction.
The most heartbreaking thing is that law enforcement people turn a blind eye to such criminal activities.
The victims are our kith and kin. High school pupils and the youths. These illegal drug dealers are not pharmacies hence, cannot sell medication to people.
Responding to the allegations raised by Zhou, ZRP spokesperson in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province, Inspector Nomalanga Msebele, said they had not received reports on drug peddling.
City of Bulawayo deputy mayor Mlandu Ncube also said he was not aware of the alleged activities. | Southern Eye