Man sentenced to 4 years for planting mbanje

A MARANGE man was last Friday sentenced to four years behind bars for cultivating 204 plants of dagga.

BY KENNETH NYANGANI

Power Chimbandinga (37), from Maanhu village under Chief Marange, appeared before Mutare magistrate Lazarus Murendo, who suspended six months on condition he does not commit a similar offence in five years.

Prosecutor Mathew Chimutunga said on an unknown date, but in the first week of January this year, members of the neighbourhood watch committee in Marange received a tip-off that Chimbandinga was cultivating dangerous drugs.

On January 14, members of the neighbourhood watch committee stormed Chimbandinga’s garden and recovered the dagga plants, leading to his arrest. Chimbandinga was taken to Marange Police Station.

In mitigation, Chimbandinga said he planted the dagga for health reasons.

7 Comments

  1. kwamarange ivhu racho harinha mvura patakawana madiamonds ndakatapinda asi kutaura kudai takato tamiswa

  2. Kuwiriranakwakanakakugarakunzwanana Garanewakohamandishe

    Comment…Ini handipute kana kurima mbanje, asi zvinonzi inorapa ASIMA. Ichokwadi here kana inhema? Kana chiri chokwadi, onayi kuti zvoitwa seyi
    kuti anhu apone diyi. Nekuti apana asina hama inorwara nechirwere ichi munyika muno. Kana riri chokwadi, isu tongoti zvinodhaka, tisingaone kuti togadzira seyi mushonga wekuzvibatsira nawo, tichangorambo kwangwaya tisu. Uye ndiyani akaita ongororo iyi akaona kuti fodya ingaputwe zvayo, kwete mbanje? Uye ndakanzwawozve kuti mafuta vhudzi anogadzirwa nemhodzi dzembaje. Ichokwadi
    here?

  3. This colonial vampire law of prosecuting our mbanje must stop . Just Google right now wat developed nations are doing with mbanje/cannabis sativa . Fire burn down Roman Dutch law. It’s the cure yet even the magistrate who did the prosecution was under the influence of mbanje . 90% of people in Zimbabwe alone use mbanje , . Inonzi industrial hemp ndiyo raw material ye currency paper yet we have the good soils to plant mbanje an eco-friendly plant . The law should be who ever is caught just confiscate the mbanje government yotora mogadzirisa mushonga ma ARV,asthma,cancer e.t.c .
    Ndozvimwe zvirikutadzisa mvura kunaya , mbanje is 100% safest than tobacco .
    A law that allows a person to posses a small quantity is wat we want , if one is found with more than police jus must confiscate the Mbanje and not oppress people by Sending them to jail , for A God created special herb. It’s a herb not a dangerous drug u liers ignorant oppressors .

    Genesis 1v29

  4. GENERAL CHALICE

    Mbanje dzakakubatsirai kurwisa mabhunu nguva ye hondo nhasi maakukanganwa .ino haisi nyika ye Roman catholic ngochani dzitsve ne moto . Asingadzigone mbanje siya , munhu ngaazvizivire . Doro,ma condom,tobacco e.t.c dangerous but u find them allover , who are u trying to deceive ????

  5. GENERAL CHALICE

    We have no currency of our own , this US dollar u are bootlicking is made from industrial hemp/ a type of mbanje . Medications come from medicinal mbanje . We are not FOOLs to u lawmakers

  6. One stupid white man woke up one day and declared mbanje a dangerous drug and rucha rucha isu maAfricans said yes yes dzakaipa. Right now church have a look at whats happening in western countries about mbanje idzodzi. They are slowly legalizing it but again isu vemuAfrica takango wudzvura meso yet mbanje has always been a part of African herb. Chokwadi we have useless leaders. Kutozviti takafunda…. chii ipapa. Never head of any african scientists who studied kuti kanabis or mbanje is a dangerous drug.

  7. One stupid white man woke up one day and declared mbanje a dangerous drug and rucha rucha isu maAfricans said yes yes dzakaipa. Right now church have a look at whats happening in western countries about mbanje idzodzi. They are slowly legalizing it but again isu vemuAfrica takango wudzvura meso yet mbanje has always been a part of African herb. Chokwadi we have useless leaders. Kutozviti takafunda…. chii ipapa. Never head of any african scientists who studied kuti kanabis or mbanje is a dangerous drug.

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