Connect with us

Local News

Man Arrested For Planting 700 Marijuana/Mbanje Trees On Church Grounds

Published

on

Busted ... Lawrence Mutizwa (handcuffed, centre) speaks to police offices following his arrest on January 6, 2023

A caretaker at the Baptist Church in Harare’s Westlea suburb has been arrested for turning a church stand into a marijuana farm.

This comes after police discovered almost 1 000 plants of marijuana at various stages of development on the church premises.

Busted ... Lawrence Mutizwa (handcuffed, centre) speaks to police offices following his arrest on January 6, 2023

The arrest of 54-year-old Lawrence Mutizwa came as a relief to Westlea suburb residents who described him as a maniac who was in the habit of harassing fellow residents who had no idea that he was covering up his illegal shenanigans of growing marijuana (mbanje).

”We always thought he was mad from the way he acted. He would at times chase people he thought were prying.

Advertisement

”Now we understand why he behaved the way he did, he had something to hide. We are grateful that the police have made this arrest.

“We are happy the police are weeding out such people from society. We were afraid of using the road at certain times because he would be violent,” said residents who spoke to ZBC News.

You May Like: Zim Man Brags While Driving SA Police Car: Video

Zimbabwe Republic Police national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, who was at the scene of the crime this Saturday said police will continue to weed out criminal elements from society.

Advertisement

”It is sad to note that the accused dared to say he was planting mbanje under Command Agriculture. He took advantage of the situation since there was no activity at the church stand. We urge those allocated stands to construct on time so that we don’t give criminals opportunities to commit crimes,” he said.

Mutizwa appeared in court this Saturday and was remanded in custody.

Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Check out Entertainment

Friday’s House of Zwide Episode – Image Credits: e.tv Friday’s House of Zwide Episode – Image Credits: e.tv
Celebrities19 hours ago

Watch: House Of Zwide, Tonight’s Teaser

Soapie Teaser; House of Zwide Funani tells Alex he’s finished, but Faith changes her mind about Nkosi’s offer and reaches...

The River Cancelled After 5 Year Run The River Cancelled After 5 Year Run
Celebrities20 hours ago

The River Cancelled After 5 Year Run

Fan favourite telenovela The River has been cancelled after a successful five-year run. There has been speculation that the telenovela was...

"Attention Seeker" Mai TT Humiliated Over "Ungrateful" Greatman Jibe "Attention Seeker" Mai TT Humiliated Over "Ungrateful" Greatman Jibe
Celebrities2 days ago

“Attention Seeker” Mai TT Humiliated Over “Ungrateful” Greatman Jibe

Popular comedian Felistas “Mai TT” Murata has received backlash on social media for recent comments she made about musician Greatman....

Kikky Badass, Anita Jaxson In Bitter Fight Oer Takura Kikky Badass, Anita Jaxson In Bitter Fight Oer Takura
Celebrities3 days ago

Kikky Badass, Anita Jaxson In Bitter Fight Oer Takura

Popular rapper Kikky Badass has launched a savage attack at fellow musician Anita Jaxson. Hell broke loose when Jaxson took...

Mai TT Angry At Greatman For Being Ungrateful Over US$25k Gift Mai TT Angry At Greatman For Being Ungrateful Over US$25k Gift
Celebrities3 days ago

Mai TT Angry At Greatman For Being Ungrateful Over US$25k Gift

Felistas “Mai TT” Murata, a controversial social media figure, has declared that following her encounter with singer Greatman, she won’t...

Ginimbi's best friend DJ Rimo to release new song Ginimbi's best friend DJ Rimo to release new song
Celebrities5 days ago

Ginimbi’s best friend DJ Rimo to release new song

Tinotenda Marimo, also known as DJ Rimo, a well-known disc jockey, has moved into music and is slated to release...

Vusi Ma R5 Shot Dead Vusi Ma R5 Shot Dead
Celebrities5 days ago

Vusi Ma R5 Shot Dead

The talented Bacardi artist Itumeleng Mosoeu aka Vusi Ma R5 reportedly passed away in the early hours of Monday, 30...

Addams Family Actress Dies Addams Family Actress Dies
Entertainment5 days ago

Addams Family Actress Dies

THE original Wednesday Addams Family actress Lisa Loring died aged 64 after she suffered a “massive stroke.” The tragic news...

Connie Ferguson On Why Ex-Husband Neo Matsunyane Stars In Kings Of Joburg Connie Ferguson On Why Ex-Husband Neo Matsunyane Stars In Kings Of Joburg
Celebrities5 days ago

Connie Ferguson On Why Ex-Husband Neo Matsunyane Stars In Kings Of Joburg

Connie Ferguson has broken her silence after concerns about her ex-husband Neo Matsunyane featuring in Kings of Joburg 2 The...

TikTok Star Mya Jesus Trolled For Marying Older Man After Dating For 5 Days TikTok Star Mya Jesus Trolled For Marying Older Man After Dating For 5 Days
Celebrities1 week ago

TikTok Star Mya Jesus Trolled For Marrying Older Man After Dating For 5 Days

A 22-year-old Ghanaian socialite and TikTok star, Mya Jesus is making social media waves after she disclosed her marriage to...

Advertisement

Trending