I was selling Chamba because they legalised it – woman tells court

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A 32-year-old woman told a court in Nkhatabay on Tuesday that she was selling marijuana because her friends told her that Malawi government legalised the illicit drug.

The woman Rute Makuluni was on 1st August, 2017 found with Indian hemp weighing 28 kilograms at Mukwiya roadblock.

When she appeared before Nkhatabay First Grade Magistrate court on Tuesday, she pleaded guilty to the charge of possessing cannabis sativa.

But during mitigations, Makuluni claimed that she looks after seven children, has no husband and was deceived by her friends that Indian hemp has been legalised by the government hence she would make a lot of money by selling the drug.

However, first grade magistrate Anthony Banda told the convict that Indian hemp remains an illegal drug in Malawi.

He then slapped her with a six month jail term.

The convict was facing a ten year jail term but the magistrate showed some leniency bearing in mind the fact that Makuluni was a first offender and that she has a huge responsibility of looking after seven children.

Makuluni hails from Bula village, Traditional Authority Kwataine in Ntcheu district.

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  1. Kodi ku America kuli company imeneyi moti kuti amve kuti kunonso zili choncho ma order tilandila,chimangachi titha kupumitsa kulima nkuyamba chamba chifukwa pa chaka chokha aliyese m’malawi ma mitre angapo atawapeza,dziko litha kutukuka koma no Akumtundawo amafuna basi adzilemera okha,inu osadabwa anthu akumapita kukatengako akagwidwa pa boarder akuwalanda and komwe chimapita m’madziwa akawachitenga chogwidwacho? Amagulitsa oha akulu akuluwo,nanga monse muja adayambila kugwira muja bwanji sapita kukatetha mindayo ku KK? Malawi wokondera kwabasi

  2. Looks like we are cool as a nation to see foreigners come to collect our herb and make millions of dollars out of it while we are regarded as one of the poorest nations in the entire world. This makes me sick every day I wake up. Legalize marijuana especially for industrial purposes asap. It can absolutely build up our failing economy

  3. Akawagwire kaye ma ministers onse kuphatikiza petala muthalika ndikuwaika mundende awulure kunasiya iwo ma million ati cashgate kaya basket i don’t know eya nde akamaliza pamenepo azigwira bwino ogulitsa chambafe apo biii pavuta Sure !!!

  4. Kuteroko matumba anga onse 30 ndigulitsa bobo balibe angachite mnyooo ! Kodi a police akuyerekedwa akulandila zingati m’boma ? Kkkkkkkk Wapolice ndi player wa mpira nde bolanso player wa mpira ali ndi makobiri kusiyana ndi wa police , angoopsa muchipewamu awa kkkkkkkk popeza akalanda Chambacho nawo amasuta .

  5. Maiko anzathu akugulitsa mopanda cheu-cheu izi komwe ku Ethoipia kwa Hailer Salasie kulibe zimene olo mwana amakhala ndikamunda kache ma chamba agulitse apeze ndalama yogulira zosowa zake koma Ku Malawi kwachuluka #achiphanzi mumalanda chamba koma komwe chimapita palibe amadziwako zazii.

  6. Wagwida ndi chamba a police buzzy kumanga munthu, koma akaba ma million anandarewa palibe amaima pa chulu dziko lochititsa manyazi iliii.asiyeni anthu azigulitsa chamba, mmene zikubvutila zinthu ku malawi kuno anthu agwira mtengo wanji?

  7. Marijuana Its An International Herb And It Doesnt Kill Thats Why It Cures More Than 100 Diseases Across The Globe And It Is Also A Very good Source For Industrial Purposes.Let It Be Legalised But Terms And Conditions Must Be Applied To Avoid Uncertainities.

  8. Chamba ndi makobiri , auzeni zitsiru za police zo nane business yanga ndi yomweo asa tikawadyere kuti malawi wache wathapoi ? Panopa ndili ndi matumba olemera 90 killo grams okwana 30 ndikupitanao kunauchi kkkkkkkkk tikakumane cha ku ntaja kooo ! Bola azibwera atakodzeka failing which , wina azaluza mano .

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