Debswana artisan nabbed for suspected dagga peddling

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PALAPYE: Themba Phakedi, a 27-year-old artisan at Debswana Mine in Orapa, is in custody alongside three others accused of possessing over 1,900 grammes of a substance suspected to be marijuana.

Phakedi, Tshwaragano Legae, also 27 years old from Mmadinare, and two South Africans, Basinyi Macheko (26) and Iketleng Dibetso (23) were allegedly found in possession of 1.99 kilogrammes of the suspect material near Martins Drift border on October 14.

They recently appeared before Magistrate Rebecca Motsamai for a case management conference and facts reading where they all pleaded not guilty to the alleged offence.  The two South African citizens are facing another count of allegedly crossing the border illegally.

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