82 YEAR OLD (GOGO) WOMAN TO APPEAR IN COURT ON ALLEGATIONS OF DEALING IN DAGGA
Nelspruit: 13 May 2022 -The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has learned with great shock about an incident in which an 82-year-old woman was arrested for allegations of dealing in dagga. The female suspect is expected to appear in the Nkomazi Magistrate’s Court today, 13 May 2022.
According to the information on police disposal, members at Tonga were busy with their duties of patrolling in the morning of yesterday (12 May 2022) at Magudu (in Nkomazi) near the borderline between the Kingdom of Eswatini and South Africa when they spotted a minibus with some commuters.
The kombi was halted and a search conducted on the said vehicle as well as its occupants. It was then that the old woman was allegedly found wrapped with dagga around her body. The dagga seized from her was weighing at 3,88 kg’s and estimated at the street value of almost R6000-00. She was subsequently arrested and charged for dealing in dagga hence her court appearance today.
Preliminary investigation by the police has since revealed that the old woman was allegedly on a trip of trafficking the dagga to Bushbuckridge when the members intercepted her mission.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has further urged adults to set a good example to the younger generation rather than being involved in criminal activities. “It is really a call for concern to find yourself in a situation, as a police officer having to arrest a pensioner. Senior citizens and adults in general are supposed to be exemplary by obeying the law not the other way round. But be as it may, we are there to enforce the law without fear or favour and we hope that others will learn from this exercise” said the General.
The case docket was struck off the roll, by the Magistrate
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