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Temba Mliswa’s daughter denied bail on drug charges

Former Norton Member of Parliament Temba Mliswa has confirmed that her daughter M’diwa Mliswa has been denied bail and will be held in police custody following a drug bust over the weekend.

M’Diwa Mliswa was arrested by detectives together with 27-year-old Tawanda Chigudu in Avonlea, Harare, on 22 February 2024.

They were found in possession of methylenedioxymethamphetamine weighing approximately 1.30 grammes with a street value of ZWL$195 000.

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The duo were charged with unlawful possession of dangerous drugs as defined in section 157(1) (a) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 09:23 as read with section 14(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act Chapter 15:02. and appeared in court on Wednesday.

Police confirmed the arrest and stated;

On 22 February 2024 at around 1200 hours, Detectives from CID Drugs Harare received information that the accused persons were in possession of drugs at number 35 Colchester, Avonlea Harare.

In pursuant to the supplied information and on the same date at around 1300 hours, detectives proceeded to the supplied address where upon arrival they located the accused persons who were in the house.

The Detectives introduced themselves as Police Officers and highlighted their mission to the accused persons.

Searches were conducted in the house and seized was one sachet of methylenedioxymethamphetamine in the dining room under the sofa. Accused persons were subsequently arrested.

A preliminary field test on the seized suspected methylenedioxymethamphetamine was carried out in the presence of the accused persons and it tested positive.

The methylenedioxymethamphetamine weighs approximately 1.30 grammes with a street value of ZWL $195 000-00.

Mliswa Confirms Daughter’s Bail Denial

The former MP turned Sabhuku earlier appeared in a video denouncing drug use and also encouraged police to be tough on offenders.

He also, today, shared on social media that she will be held in custiody for the next two weeks pending another court appearance. He said;

“The wheels of justice have turned and my daughter was denied bail and will be held in custody until trial commences on the 12th March. It’s tough, but I’m off to visit her now and start the process to get her the best help possible legally, emotionally and mentally.

Mliswa also said that the matter will from now on be dealt privately.

I thank everyone for your fervent prayers and kind words of encouragement and support. From hereon the matter will be handled as a private, family matter. Thank you, God Bless

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