Woman jailed over marijuana

Katelo Banda
Katelo Banda
Katelo Banda arrested.

The Dowa First Grade Magistrate Court has convicted and sentenced a 53 year-old woman to 18 months in jail with hard labour for being found in possession of cannabis sativa locally known as Chamba.

Presenting facts in court, police prosecutor Gerald Kwizombe said the woman Katelo Banda was coming from Kasungu going to Blantyre and she carried the Indian hemp in the back of her car.

She was arrested at Dowa turn off police roadblock after officers thoroughly searched the car.

“The woman was arrested for possessing Indian hemp which is contrary to section 4a as read with regulation 19 sub section 1 and 2 of Dangerous Drug Act,” said Kwizombe.

The Indian hemp was later taken to Chitedze Research Station for examination where it weighed 17 kilograms.

The woman pleaded guilty to the offence and prosecutor Kwizombe asked the court to give her a stiff sentence saying marijuana is sold to children and it destroys their lives.

In mitigation, the woman said that she has five children who look up to her.

Passing judgement, magistrate Imulani Phiri slapped the woman with 18 months in prison without option of fine.

Banda hails from Mwachande village, Traditional Authority Machinjiri in Blantyre.



  1. Mulungu anamuuza Adamu kuti ndakulengera zonse izi ndi zako gwiritsa ncthito zomera, mapiri ndi nyanja zones ndi zako.Tsono lero kwapezekanso Mulungu wins kodi.Ameneyu NDE uti?

  2. Fuck the court go arrest those killing people on the street, those killing albinos. Shame what’s wrong with weed sailing? U wanted her to suffer and eat zitete like what that old chicken said. You foolish police simply indicates you failed tseeeek

  3. ndiye mukuwona ngati tisiya kubandako,kumeneko ndiye kuyesela kukolopa nyanja zomwe sizingatheke ayi,koma akanaba ndalama zamisokho ya anthu ndiye mulandu palibe

  4. You just want to fuck her when she will be in jail, infect her with HIV/AIDS and delaying her from being rich,, shame and misfortune be with you all times !!!!!!.

  5. Do not arrest people now for you are very biased in releasing cashgate people who are already rich’ The one with chamba is looking and sweating for himself

  6. Nde kumalawi kumeneko, mmai 18 moths coz of chamba, ena kupezeka nacho kothela nkhani zilibe umboni mmmm koma Guyz ayi ndizoopsa kwambiri koma inuyo chambacho Mumapita nacho kuti? Nanunso muzimangidwa coz mumagulitsanso chamba

  7. A police akumalawi ndima zoba asaaaa zoona kumanga innocent woman nanu osangogulitsa chambacho bwanji mapolice muzafa aphawi just reliz her .

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  9. koma paMalawi full of kaak maningi inu apolice munthu akufuna kulemera inu mukumugwira kodi pamenepa ofunika kugwidwa ndani olanditsa nyanja ndi wachamba? koma pali nzeru pamenepa? inu mukuleka kugwira aboma omwe agulitsa nyanja inu kumalimbana ndi mzimai? SHAME in block letters iyaa!

  10. kkkkk kuno ku Malawi aziremera ndi apolice wo coz sangalande mkuotcha coz amaziwa kt ndi dhilu.Shame policing!!!!!! whilst playing with public cashgatters

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