BUHERA – A 65-year-old man from Mberikunashe Village under Chief Nyashanu in Buhera has been slapped with a 12-month prison term for possessing mbanje.
The mbanje consisted of uprooted plants with a height of 93cm and mass of 0,535kg.
Six months of the sentence were suspended for five years on condition that he does not commit a similar offense in the next five years.
Goliath Garikai was sentenced by local magistrate Tapiwa Kuhudzai.
Witness Hamudi prosecuted.
On October 25, 2020 at around 8am, Garikai was at his homestead when constables Ndebele and Mupururudzwa arrived for some investigations.
They noticed a green leaf of dagga in the yard and it became apparent that he dropped it while trying to hide the bulk of the crop.
He led the detectives to a garden at the back and surrendered four uprooted plants of dagga. https://masvingomirror.com