Former national soccer team goalkeeper and Dynamos FC player, Gift Muzadzi, found himself in a legal dispute as he was taken to court for allegedly cultivating seven cannabis plants in his own backyard.
Muzadzi recently appeared before Harare magistrate Mrs Yeukai Dzuda, where he was granted bail in the amount of $50,000. The charges brought against him are in violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act.
According to the prosecution’s account, on May 29, law enforcement received an anonymous tip regarding Muzadzi’s alleged cultivation of cannabis, commonly known as mbanje, at his residence in Good Hope, a suburb in north-west Harare.
Acting upon the information, police officers conducted a raid at Muzadzi’s home, leading to the discovery of seven cannabis plants situated within his garden. The plants varied in height, ranging from 0.86 meters to 1.8 meters.
During the investigation, Muzadzi’s wife, Mendy Mhene, informed the police that the cannabis plants belonged to her husband. Additionally, Muzadzi himself admitted ownership of the mbanje plants.
As part of the legal procedure, the police uprooted the cannabis plants and confiscated them as evidence.