Samuel Ncube of Nemangwe pleaded guilty to cultivating mbanje charge when he appeared before Gokwe magistrate Collen Chiruma. The magistrate convicted and sentenced him to 24 months. Four months of the sentence were suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour.
The court heard that on 19 May this year Gokwe police were on patrol when they got information that Ncube had plants of mbanje at his home garden.
They visited his home and ordered him to accompany them to his garden where they found 149 plants of the illegal drug. The plants were measuring between 0,56 and 1,7m tall and were all uprooted.
This then led to his arrest.