Tryson Chimbetu conquers his drugs ‘demon’

HARARE – Musician Tryson Chimbetu says he is a changed man after undergoing a stint at a rehabilitation centre last year, as he struggled with a drug and alcohol addiction.

Once touted as the heir to the Dendera throne, Tryson has struggled with substance abuse over the last few years.

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Speaking during an anti-drug campaign by the Zimbabwe Network for Economic and Social Transformation Trust (Zinest), Tryson Chimbetu said he felt that he had re-discovered his true self after his stay in rehab.

“I am now in a better space as compared to last year when I was fighting drug and substance abuse. I was living in my world after I became an addict but I would like to thank God.

“I have realised that we can conquer our demons if we are serious by undergoing rehabilitation as was the case with me,” he said.

He went on to thank several people who he said stood behind him during his ordeal, including his family.

“It took a lot of sacrifice from a lot of people like Takemore Mazuruse of Zinest, my family members and other friends who made sure that I got rehabilitated. I am happy that I am the real Tryson after rehabilitation.

“I am ready to help others as an anti-drug champion. I also wish we could get more rehabilitation centres around Zimbabwe to save people who are suffering from addiction.”

Zinest founder and director Mazuruse gave praise to Tryson for his willingness to speak openly about his struggles with substance abuse.

“We have joined hands with other organisations which are here to get to the core of the issues pushing our young people to indulge in drug and substance abuse.

“Today is just a launch of the idea but the hope is that beyond today, we continue empowering our young people, we continue coming to our communities, and we identify their talents.

“We have noted that some people indulge in drugs due to early marriages, gender-based violence and other issues that we are tackling today,” he said.

Nehanda Radio

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