Zodwa Wabantu has admitted that her 14-year-old son Vuyo is a lean addict, adding that there’s nothing he doesn’t smoke.outh African entertainer
In an interview with Gagasi FM earlier this week Zodwa Wabantu said that her son is showing her “flames” and she wants everyone to know that we all go through these things.
“Now that he’s 14 ngibona ama-flames (I see flames)… I won’t lie I want people from home to know that we all go through those things. Ayikho into engayitshayi there’s this thing ebizwa codeine that they mix with Sprite,” said Zodwa Wabantu.
“Apparently it’s for these cool kids. At home I want you to know that I am not talking about my son bad but I want you to know that there’s no one who can talk the truth besides us,” said Zodwa Wabantu.
In July last year, Zodwa Wabantu kneeled before her son and begged him to get educated not for her but for himself.
“Please mntan’ ami ngicela ufunde… Don’t worry about what I do outside away from school, I am working for you. I don’t care about me… Everything that I am doing I am doing it for you. There’s still more to come,” said Zodwa Wabantu.
Fast forward 2020 according to her there’s nothing her son does not smoke.
FYI (various sources) – Lean is an illicit substance made with codeine cough syrup, soda, and hard candy. Codeine is derived from the opium poppy plant (similar to morphine) and os one of the weaker opioids.
However, because it is still highly addictive and potentially damaging to the body. It’s possible for an individual to develop a lean addiction in a relatively short period of time due to the way opioids short-circuit the brain’s reward response system.
Lean is so named because of the effect it has on people while drinking–they tend to slouch or lean to one side the more they consume.
Nicknamed Purple Drank, Sizzurp, and Dirty Sprite, lean was initially a popular drink among blue musicians in Houston who mixed Robitussin with beer. Then, in the 1980s, Houston rappers opted to instead use codeine, soda, and a piece of hard candy for sweetness.
For Zodwa Wabantu whom last year begged her son to go to school, she must act as soon as possible to help her son because of the possible consequences of drinking lean such as loss of memory, dizziness, slowed heart rate, slowed breathing and impaired vision to name just a few.
When MGOSI.co.za contacted Zodwa Wabantu on Wednesday her phone rang to voicemail and she didn’t respond to our WhatsApp texts.