BRONCLEAR is illegal and is not registered in Zimbabwe, the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has warned.
By Michael Gwarisa
The warning comes at the back of increased cases of abuse of the medicine by most young unemployed Zimbabweans. The cough syrup drug which finds its way into the country through the porous borders has also claimed lives of many young people while some have been permanently admitted into psychiatric centres.
“BronClear is unregistered in Zimbabwe. As such it is illegal. It is time to take action.
“As MCAZ, we are equally concerned with the constant presence of such peddlers. We are continuously engaging the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to get rid of these once and for all. More punitive, measures must be considered for such perpetrators,” said MCAZ through their Twitter account.
The organisation said they have embarked on a countrywide campaign to educate the public against the dangers of Bronclear and other drugs abuses.
“Reducing demand for such products by educating members of the public on the dangers is another strategy we have embarked on.”
Other drugs that have found their way onto the Zimbabwe market include Cocaine, Meth, Crack Cocaine, diazepam among others.
In a report carried by this publication late last year, youths from some high density suburbs where already dealing in Cocaine and had already recruited some youths including young girls to do the peddling.