Drugs threaten to transform youth into ‘Zombies’, erase a generation: Lesufi

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Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi says that drugs are turning young children into zombies and have the potential to wipe off a generation.

Speaking during a stakeholder engagement with faith-based organisations in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, he says about 600 young people have committed suicide in the last three months.

Lesufi claims there’s a need for government and Faith-Based Organisations to combine all efforts to fight the scourge of substance abuse.

“Even if this is business, this business must come to an end immediately and stop it because it’s just wiping a generation. I’m not exaggerating; there is no one that is not affected by this thing, directly or indirectly.”