56 year old Chipinge man in for growing dagga

Staff Report |  2 years ago | local

A 56-YEAR-OLD Chipinge man who was arrested for growing dagga at his farm was yesterday sentenced to 30 months in prison. Aaron Patrick Mlambo of Jimu Farm in Hangayi Village under Chief Mutema appeared before Chipinge Magistrate, Mrs Elizabeth Hanzi facing charges of unlawfully cultivating dangerous drugs. He pleaded guilty to the charge. Prosecuting, Mr Edmore Mahlanganise said on an unknown day in June last year, Mlambo in an attempt to deal in dangerous drugs planted dagga in his garden but was caught by the detectives whom he told the drugs were for medicinal use. However, Mrs Hanzi sentenced Mlambo to 30 months’ imprisonment, 18 of which were set aside on condition that he does not deal in dangerous drugs for five years