26 March 2019

Zimbabwe: Man Convicted Over 700kg Mbanje

A Harare man was yesterday convicted of possessing 29 bags of mbanje weighing 700 kilogrammes valued at US$49 000.

Ranganai Samhembere (38) was found guilty of unlawful possession of dangerous drugs when he appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Barbra Chimboza.

The matter was rolled over to today for sentencing.

The court heard that on April 13, 2018, detectives from Criminal Department Vehicle Theft Squad Harare received information that there were dealers loading some bags of mbanje into a white Toyota Regius in Damofalls.

Acting on the tip off, the detectives drove to Damofalls and intercepted the vehicle along an unnamed dust road leading to the suburb.

They arrested the driver Samhembere, impounded the vehicle and recovered the 29 bags of mbanje that were inside.

Samhembere signed a Police notebook acknowledging that he was arrested while in possession of the 29 bags.

He was taken to the Criminal Investigations Department, Vehicle Theft Squad together with his loot and motor vehicle, which will be used as exhibits. Investigations revealed that the Toyota Regius belonged to the accused. The 29 bags were weighed on April 14, 2018 in Samhembere's presence.


Watchdog Orders Inquiry Into Magaya Rape Allegations

Women rights pressure groups have called on the government to urgently set up a commission of inquiry into the alleged… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: The Herald

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.