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PICTURES: SAPS, SANDF set fire to R7.3m worth of dagga

Imagine the smell. SAPS AND SANDF officers have burnt dagga that’s worth R7.3m. The stash was confiscated from a truck in Belgrade, KZN.


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What do weed smokers often say? Burn it up? Keep it blazing? Well, SAPS and SANDF members have burnt R7.3 million worth of dagga that was recovered in a stolen truck in Belgrade, KwaZulu Natal last week.


The enormous marijuana was busted a week ago after a stolen truck was caught during a routine patrol in KZN. However, the special venue of Pongola near the Mzansi and eSwatini border was chosen for Wednesday’s fire destruction.

“Among other items burnt was the dagga confiscated on a white Mitsubishi Fuso truck in Belgrade,” Captain Letlhogonolo Mashego said as reported by Truck and Freight.

“The truck had dagga weighing 2 450 kilograms with an estimated street value of R 7 350 000.00.”

Enough words, let’s let the pictures speak for themselves below…

It’s been around three years since our law amended the cannabis bill, yet many of us are still confused about what’s legal and what not.

Ask any South African if weed cannabis is legal or not in this country and you’ll most likely get an unassured answer. Some people might say yes it is legal but will struggle to explain how.

The most standout law from the marijuana bill is the prohibited selling of weed. It is against the law to sell it.

The bill states:

“An adult person may without the exchange of remuneration provide to, or obtain from, another adult person, for personal use the prescribed quantity of —
(a) plant cultivation material;
(b) plants; and
(c) cannabis.”

Additionally, the South African amendment says it is also unlawful to smoke the substance in public. Secondly, it is illegal to smoke in front of children. The key third law prohibits the exchange of cannabis with another person in public spaces.

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