Dagga: Pair want verdict reviewed

2012-10-16 00:00

DURBAN drug accused Tracy-Anne Pretorius and Tyrone Hofland will launch an application in the Pietermaritzburg high court on November 1 for a review of their conviction on a charge of dealing in dagga.

The two and their co-accused, Travis Bailey, Bonzile Chutshela and Senzele Dlezi, were convicted of dealing in dagga by a Durban magistrate last November.

They were arrested in October 2010 after police found 44 kilograms of dagga allegedly being cultivated in a laboratory in a concealed basement at Pretorius’s home in Durban North.

The dagga was reportedly worth more than R2 million.

Immediately after they were convicted, Pretorius and Hofland launched an application for a review, claiming that their advocate was incompetent.

The application was dismissed by Judge Gregory Kruger on August 28, when no legal representative appeared on behalf of the accused.

Judge Kruger and Judge Fikile Mokgohloa yesterday set aside that order and adjourned the matter to November 1 for the review to be argued.

• ingrido@witness.co.za

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