“It is our understanding that the [Constitutional] Court ruled the use and planting of dagga at one’s home is now legal. However, you may not smoke dagga in the presence of a minor.”
The accused was sentenced on Friday, September 14 after the court heard how he terrorized the community of Madadeni last year.
DNA tests successfully links serial rapist to four other rape cases.
Despite this, the family said members could now move on and rebuild their lives.
Victims were often afraid to come forward to break the silence, and report the matter to local authorities, which Magubane said contributed to human trafficking being considered a so-called hidden crime.
Not long after the crime was reported, an informant contacted Potgieter and informed him the suspects were in Newcastle.
he suspects aged 49 and 51 years respectively, were both arrested and charged accordingly, and will appear in Madadeni Magistrate’s Court soon.
All drugs recovered were estimated at a total street value of R60 000.
All items recovered were estimated to have a total value of R28 000, and were positively linked to house break-ins, which had occurred in oSizweni.
Whist searching, Constable Buthelezi found 25 dry loose dagga packed in small transparent plastic bags, which weighed 0,06g.
The suspect was arrested and charged with possession of mandrax.