On Monday morning the driver, who was found in possession of half a million rand’s worth of dagga in a TSB delivery truck, reappeared in court. His trial had been postponed to October 29 for further investigation.
MALALANE – On Monday morning the driver, who was found in possession of half a million rand’s worth of dagga in a TSB delivery truck, reappeared in court. His trial had been postponed to October 29 for further investigation.
The accused Mr Gebhuza Ngwenya (54) was charged with dealing in dagga after the search-and-seizure process had been conducted by the police. They discovered 14 bags of compressed dagga on top of a sugar load in the truck. Ngwenya was reportedly on his way to make a delivery in Johannesburg.
“The vehicle was pulled off after police had received an anonymous tip-off. A large TSB truck was allegedly pulling two trailers loaded with dagga,” Nkosi said. He said they immediately set up a roadblock on the N4 east. The truck had been identified and the driver was instructed to go to the police station.
“TSB has vehemently denied any involvement in the transportation of dagga.” According to the company, the truck passed security checks. “It was loaded on Sunday September 13 at 22:30 and left the premises thereafter. The dagga was loaded post-dispatch as all trucks went through the security checks at the exit gate,” said Vusi Khoza, TSB spokesman.
“We do not exactly know where the dagga was loaded,” said Nkosi. The officers could not weigh it at the post office due to its size, and had to take it to a nearby weighbridge.
It weighed in at 340kg and had an estimated street value of R510 000. Ngwenya appeared in the periodic court the following day and had been granted bail of R5 000.