Arrest Mutoriro Traders-Sikhala Tells Police

The Vice Chairperson of Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) Job Sikhala has urged the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to arrest the traders of crystal meth (mutoriro) to end the mental health of some Zimbabwean youths.

Crystal meth (mutoriro) is the common name for crystal methamphetamine, a strong and highly addictive drug that affects the central nervous system. The drug can also damage the body and trigger severe psychological problems.

Posting on his Twitter handle recently, Sihkala advised the police and communities to cooperate and end the use of crystal meth among Zimbabwean youths.

“Our communities have been struck by the scourge of crystal meth, Mutoriro. The drug is causing untold mental health issues to the young people in our communities. Here in Chitungwiza it has devastated us. Young people’s lives are being destroyed.

“This is a challenge we need all of us to fight against. Traders of the drug are so daring that they are selling it without fear. We wonder why they are so daring,” he said.

Sikhala said he tried to work with the police to nail crystal meth (mutoriro) traders but he failed.

“I phoned CID Drugs and told them the godmother of trading the illicit drug. They trapped her by pretending to be buyers and she sold to them. In the evening hours, the godmother was released. I never followed up on the reasons why she was released because I knew she paid big to be released.

“If the police do not work with us to assist our communities in dealing with this scourge we are not going anywhere as a country. If they are failing their job we are going to act as a community to deal with this issue by ourselves. We need the full cooperation of the police to deal with this menace in our society. Please police officers arrest traders of Mutoriro and free our societies,” he said.

Methamphetamine is a man-made stimulant that’s been around for a long time. During World War II, soldiers were given meth to keep them awake. People have also taken the drug to lose weight and ease depression. Today, the only legal meth product is a tablet for treating obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s rarely used and is available only by prescription.

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