A 38-YEAR-OLD Budiriro man who was caught in possession of 29 bags of mbanje weighing 700 kilogrammes (kg) was on Tuesday slapped with an effective nine-year jail term.
Ranganai Samhembere was arrested by police in April last year as he transported the drug with a street value of $49 000 in his private vehicle. He was charged with unlawful dealing in dangerous drugs.
In her ruling, Harare magistrate Barbara Chimboza said:
Such offences are on the rise and it is the duty of the court to send a clear message to would-be offenders.