Truck driver arrested over mbanje

FRANCISTOWN — A Zimbabwean man was on Monday arrested at Botswana’s Ngwasha Veterinary Gate in the Central District after being found in possession of dagga.

Bothwell Mabvunyika (32), a truck driver at Seiph Electrical Services in South Africa, was en route to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to deliver goods when he was nabbed by police.

The prosecutor Mothosera Busang applied that Mabvunyika be remanded in jail because investigations into the matter were still ongoing.
Busang said although Mabvunyika had a passport, he might not attend court when required to do so, especially as he did not have a permanent place of abode in the country.

Mabvunyika pleaded with the court to grant him bail because he wanted to return to the DRC to offload his truck.

He also told magistrate Sijabuliso Siziba that he would give the police his contact details and his employer’s particulars.
Sibiza, however, said it may be difficult for police to locate the accused as he travels across southern Africa.

He ruled that police should assist Mabvunyika to contact his employer to make arrangements for the truck to get to DRC.

Mabvunyika was then remanded in custody and will re-appear in court on April 12.

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  1. Ku Botswana uko mbanje ma1 ndakazvionera ndenga rimwe gore pa Fransistown

  2. Please,authorities,do not have any mercy at all on mbanje or any other drug peddlars.Hit them hard.

  3. Sha, ko wakanga woiteivo?

  4. mudzimu yadambura mbereko

  5. Dance to the musik

  6. Wakanyanga yawona. Basa rapera apa!

  7. unoto tanga wakumbira amwe masango haavhimwe vakomana

  8. Haaa kuBots ma1 dope unotonyura.

  9. Neutral Pakati

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  10. Spammer mukadzi wako .A clear warning to all thoz who are in ths mbanje thng.try to do decent and hassle-free business.

  11. How do I contact you about this stupid allegation that I am a spammer

  12. Mbanje is not a drug but a herb that has been used for a host of ailments in Africa from time immemorial. Its healthier than Tobacco and Alcohol

  13. How much mbanje did he have? Mbanje, u can live without it. Asi chii nhai?

  14. Mbanje haina dhiri, haiwawo kusungira munhu mahara

  15. Your system is at fault u crazy balheads, calling everybody a spammer.

  16. Set him free for too long!!!!!!

  17. mutsvagi mkuru zvaramba hazvo imhondoro iyi

  18. Wesley mainda

    Mari imari zvayo asi mbanje dzinonyudza mudhara- zvino jeri rekuBotswana tinongonzwa nembiri apa wamamira futi basa.

  19. Ma1 ake fellow Zimbo. Akaita lucky kuti haana kuzoendeswa kwaChief kumbonorohwa ma lashes.

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