MASVINGO - A man from Rujeko, residing at House Number 3788 Makonde Close, was last week brought to court together with his family members after the police had found two dagga plants measuring 188 centimetres and 95 centimetres in their garden.
Four family members; Qetway Dadirari (40), Landnos Musvovi (49), Johanne Dube (21) and Matthew Dube(21) appeared before magistrate Takawira Mugabe facing unlawful possession of drugs charges as defined in Section 157 (1) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9.33.
Musvovi and Dadirari escaped the charges after convincing the court that they left the house in possession of their two sons Matthew and Johanne for another house and they had simply returned to facilitate water reconnection to the house.
However Matthew pleaded not guilty after his brother Johanne admitted that the plants were his. Johanne was remanded in custody to January 12 for further trial.
It was the State's case that on December 28, 2017 the police heard rumours that Johanne and Matthew were growing dagga in their garden. Investigations led to the discovery of two plants, leading to the arrest of the four.
Edmond Mapope prosecuted.local