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Govt to Fight Drug And Gun Violence



By Staff Reporter


With a surge in the consumption of illicit drugs and a rise in gun related crimes, President Emmerson said measures would be taken to stamp out such threats to the country’s moral fabric.


He was speaking during the burial of the late Roman Catholic Church priest Father Emmanuel Ribeiro at the National Heroes Acre yesterday.


“Unbecoming trends such as the alarming entry of destructive drugs into our jurisdiction, threaten the fate of our youth,” said President Mnangagwa.” “To the youth in general, bring honour to your families and communities.”


He said drugs were threatening the future of youths.


“There is need therefore to redouble our collective right against this new phenomenon of drugs and other harmful substance abuse,” he said.


“My Government will thus continue to take stern measures to stamp out this growing threat.”


President Mnangagwa condemned rising gun crimes saying such crimes would not be tolerated.


“In the same vein, gun-related crime will not be tolerated,” he said.


Gun related crimes are fast becoming a national concern with the latest one involving several passengers of a Beitbridge bound bus who are admitted at Masvingo General Hospital after they were stabbed and stripped of valuables by six armed robbers .


Robert Tapfumaneyi