President Emmerson Mnangagwa has directed the police to arrest anyone found drunk from drugs as a measure to fight drug abuse a phenomenon rampant in the country.
The directive to arrest anyone found drunk from drugs was made during a field tour at the president’s Pricabe Farm in Kwekwe. The Sunday News cites him as saying:
We must collectively fight drug abuse at family, household, community, business levels, we must fight this together. It is no longer an issue that you say Government will do this for us, all of us must fight drug abuse, it is destroying our young generation.
I have ordered police to arrest anyone who would be found drunk from drugs. The moment they wake up, they should be able to name the person who supplied them and they get arrested. That is the way we can end this menace.
It is worrisome from the reports I get that some end up committing suicide while some kill each other due to bullying. Parents should play their role in telling their children not to participate in bullying others.
He said the Government was looking at ways of dealing with the issue.
The president said those that bully others should be expelled from school to create a conducive learning environment.
He called upon traditional leaders including chiefs and headmen, and the church to continue preaching the gospel of peace, tolerance and love.