A Guruve farmer was nabbed after his wife exposed him for cultivating marijuana in his maize field after he assaulted her over a domestic dispute.
The battered wife informed the police that her husband was cultivating ‘mbanje’ in his field leading to a search. 24 mbanje plants were found leading to the arrest of George Chikaka (27).
Chikaka, from Tenanog farm in Guruve under chief Chipuriro, appeared in court on Monday before Guruve magistrate Artwel Sanyatwe for unlawful cultivation of dagga.
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Chikaka pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to six months imprisonment. Three months were suspended on condition of good behaviour and the remainder commuted to 105 hours community service at Horseshoe Primary School.
Mbanje (in English Cannabis or Dagga) is a plant most known for being a smoked recreational drug. However, the plant has other commercial uses such as hemp fibre, medicine, oils. In Zimbabwe, possession of the drug without the required farming license is a crime. Mbanje... Read More About Mbanje