Gogo from the Kingdom of Eswatini who showed disrespect to the authority has allegedly bravely tried to cross the Port of Entry from her native country to the Republic of South Africa with a vehicle she allegedly hitchhiked with her 12.6kg luggage of dagga estimated at R52 920.00 street value.
According to information at police disposal, on Monday 01 May 2023, it is alleged that a 60-year-old woman got a lift from a vehicle that was from the Kingdom of Eswatini to the Republic.
They allegedly went straight to the Mananga Port of Entry. It is alleged that after passing through the first control checkpoint, they had to undergo the same process in the South African side where members from the South African Revenue Services found the dagga.
Preliminary investigation indicated that the dagga belonged to the old woman.
The elderly woman was arrested, and charged for dagga trafficking and she is expected to appear in the Nkomazi Magistrate’s Court today, 02 May 2023 for dagga trafficking.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has welcomed the arrests and voiced her disappointed as she believes that elders should lead by example to the youth.