A Harare polygamist was arrested after his wives told the police that he was keeping a stash of dagga at their house.
BY GIFT NJIRISI
Carlington Kudambo (37) was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs after his two wives, Mada Matarutse (28) and Linda Ncube (25), tipped off the police about his alleged contraband.
Prosecutors told the Harare magistrates court that on March 26, Kudambo’s two wives approached Hatfield police station to report a case of domestic violence against him.
According to court papers, they revealed to the police that their husband was hiding dagga at their home.
The officers went on to search Kudambo’s house where they found three bags of dagga stashed in the ceiling.
Two bags of dagga were hidden behind the sofa and another 10kg was in a plastic dish hidden under a table.
However, in an application for bail lodged at the High Court, Kudambo claimed he was framed by his wives because they were no longer in good books.
“There is a clear possibility that the said wives might have connived with each other and planted the drugs in the ceiling in a bid to fix the appellant [Kudambo] since there was bad blood between the trio,” reads part of the application.
He said many people stayed at the house and police did not link him with the dagga
“The house also has many occupants and nothing was proffered to link the accused to be the owner of the dagga and to prove he had knowledge of the existence of such except for the information that was given by the wives,” Kudambo added.
The court is yet to rule on the bail application.
Meanwhile, a Marondera woman who allegedly beat up her 15-year-old daughter to death has approached the Harare High Court seeking bail.
Stella Mwale (38), from Rusike, on March 30 allegedly assaulted her daughter with a log after she reacted rudely to being admonished for engaging in sexual relationships at a tender age.
The girl died 301 minutes after the assault and Mwale was arrested for murder.
In the application for bail, Mwale said she was angry that her daughter had not slept at home the previous night, but it was not her intention to kill her.
“Applicant as a parent of the deceased was pained by this behaviour and decided to chastise the deceased so that she does not continue with this behaviour, but rather concentrate on her studies to realise a better future,” Mwale said in the application.