Mbanje-smoking Teacher Fined $4 000
A 46-year-old teacher at Zungudza Primary School in Chiredzi has appeared in court after he was found openly smoking marijuana (mbanje) in a pub.
Simbisa Sithole of Mahlasera Village, under Chief Gudo was arrested together with an accomplice Serting Mbofana (23) of Phase 2 Checheche.
According to documents seen by Masvingo Mirror, the duo was charged with unlawful and intentional smoking of a dangerous drug without a license or permit.
The two men pleaded guilty to the charge when they appeared before Chipinge Magistrate Franklin Mkwananzi on Monday. They were each fined RTGS$4 000.
It is the State case that Sithole and Mbofana were caught red-handed by police detectives who were on patrol.
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On 19 June 2021 at around 8 pm, police detectives spotted the two smoking and exchanging a cigarette of dagga inside Zineku bar in Checheche.