Bulawayo's Vuzu Parties Under The Spotlight
Various stakeholders congregated in Bulawayo on Thursday to discuss the issue of Vuzu parties which reportedly promote moral decadence among the city’s youths.
The meeting was organised by the Bulawayo chapter of Junior Chamber International in partnership with Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) and Betterman Foundation.
A youth representative, Trevor Gurajena, stated that Vuzu parties started as innocent parties which later degenerated into sexual orgies where illicit drugs are consumed. He said:
Vuzu parties started as a plain party, where children would go and dance to music, but nowadays they indulge in sexual activities, as well as abuse drugs and alcohol.
There are different types of Vuzu parties and these include the plain Vuzu party, the $5-Vuzu party, where there would be a minimum of 10 girls and 10 men who get into a sex competition.
The one who sleeps with all the girls becomes the king and the lady who sleeps with all the boys becomes the queen; they also share the money obtained from the attendance fee.
Police in Bulawayo said that they have started investigations into the problem and implored parents and teachers to be involved to stop the behaviour.