GLEN View 2 has been turned into a drugs haven, with a significant number of its youthful residents battling mutoriro addiction.
The situation is alarming and requires immediate action from authorities.
A number of boys are now dropping out of school while others have left college.
They have now resorted to stealing from people’s homes just to satisfy their mutoriro addiction and the safety of residents can no longer be guaranteed.
The easy availability of mutoriro, also known as crystal methamphetamine, has led to this destructive behaviour among the the youths of the area.
Blantina Gotika said her brother was stealing food from their house and selling it at very cheap prices to buy mutoriro.
“My brother has been doing this for a while and we thought our maid was stealing groceries.
“It’s only after she left that we realised that it was not her.
“He steals rice, cooking oil, salt and full chickens and sells them to our neighbours at very cheap prices, which is unfair to our parents.
“We buy groceries in bulk so that they last a month but now they last just half a month. It’s like we are sharing with our neighbours,” said Blantina.
She said mutoriro has destroyed her brother’s life, as he dropped out of school because he wanted to be with his mutoriro friends all the time.
“My brother was studying engineering before he got addicted to mutoriro. We are still trying to understand as a family what caused this.
“He is now part of the boys who snatch women’s phones at night and sell them at cheap prices.
“I hope my mum will accept that he needs help and take him to rehab one day,” she said.
Blantina’s brother’s story is just an example of how mutoriro can destroy a person’s life.
A talented student dropping out of college and resorting to crime is a tragedy that should not be ignored.