Zimbabwe: Gweru Tout Fined for 'Enjoying Cannabis'

A 19 year old local tout on Monday left the court in stitches when he said he smoked dagga as a way of enjoying himself.

Tulani Madondo of Mtapa suburb was apprehended by police on patrol while smoking a twist of the drug at a corner near N. Richards wholesale.

"I just smoked mbanje (cannabis) as a way of enjoying myself your worship," Madondo told the court.

Magistrate, Judith Taruvinga convicted Madondo for contravening provisions of the Dangerous Drugs Act before finning him $50. If he fails to pay the sum he will spend 20 days behind bars.

In coming up with the sentence Taruvinga considered that Madondo was a first offender but warned him to desist from enjoying activities with criminal implications.

"There are so many activities that you can engage in and enjoy yourself without resorting to criminal activities," said Taruvinga.

Prosecutors told the court that on July...

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