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Chivhu man (76) jailed for growing marijuana

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Chivhu man (76) jailed for growing marijuana


 Theresa Zibowa

CHIKOMBA – Magistrate Sharon Nxongo has sentenced Peter Tafirenyika (76) of Kudzedzereka Village, Chief Neshangwe in Chivhu, to two years in jail for cultivating marijuana in his garden.

Tafirenyika will spend an effective six months behind bars after Magistrate Nxongo suspended 18 months of the sentence.
On December 4, 2023, Sadza Police received a tip that Tafirenyika was cultivating dagga.

They went to his residence the same day and found 16 dagga plants in his garden. The plants measured 80 cm – 1.5 metres.
Tafirenyika was arrested, and the plants were produced in court as exhibits. Taonga Masaire prosecuted.                                      

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