A SUSPECTED Bulawayo female drug trafficker, Kesiwe Sibanda, appeared in a Botswana court last Thursday charged with possession of three bags of mbanje whose value was not disclosed.
According to a Botswana newspaper, The Voice, Sibanda (52) of Gwabalanda in Bulawayo was remanded in custody to today after the State denied her bail arguing she was a flight risk.
The State alleges Sibanda was arrested in Francistown on an undisclosed date, but sometime last month, and found in
possession of three bags containing the drug.
She is jointly charged with four others, Sidney Sebunga, Thembelihle Sebunga, Obositse Lekgetho and Batswana Lekgetho, all of Area A in Francistown.
The court heard that Sibanda has other related cases pending at the Selibe-Phikwe Magistrates’ Courts where she was found in possession of mbanje weighing 60,2 kilogrammes at Sese cordon gate on her way to the mining town.
The court heard that Sibanda also has another related case involving 49,7kg of mbanje she was allegedly found with at Mmandunyane village near Tonota in June 2012.
The court heard that Sibanda is not employed and is believed to be making a living out of selling drugs.