Advocate held for dealing in dagga

2012-10-26 12:22

Johannesburg - A Soweto advocate has been arrested for allegedly dealing in dagga, Gauteng police said on Friday.

"He was arrested at the Protea Magistrate's Court this morning," said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

"He was there for another case when we arrested him."

The advocate would be detained at the Maroka police station, and was expected to appear in court either on Friday or next week Monday.

On Thursday, police said he handed a bag of drugs to two accused in court.

"One of them was appearing on a theft charge and his lawyer allegedly passed a bag to someone in the gallery," Makhubela said at the time.

"When the hearing had finished, the man in the gallery handed the bag back to the man in the dock, but police intercepted it and found it contained six packets of dagga."

The advocate fled the court.

The two accused face a charge of possession of dagga.

  • mart.botha - 2012-10-26 12:35

    I am pretty sure that many legal professionals believe the partaking of the product is a pre-cursor to practicing law. This is merely a progression to 'a one stop shop !'.

  • Andrea - 2012-10-26 12:37

    He had better steer clear of the ones he could NOT get off of their charges this weekend ... Revenge can be sweet.

  • sarah.bouttell - 2012-10-26 12:40

    In post war Germany, regular citizens were vetted for honesty and moral standing, and given positions in the judiciary and justice system, as qualified men and women were in short supply. My point is this, *clearly* our justice system has been infiltrated with thieves, crooks and fraudsters, as has our National Prosecuting Authority. It is MY opinion, that we clear the feckers out, and replace them with honest people - they might not have all the qualifications, but will at least ge the job done with honesty and integrity.

      Chris_420 - 2012-10-26 14:34

      generalize much?

  • patson.nedzamba - 2012-10-26 12:42

    Probably he bought his qualifications as well

  • Eric Charles - 2012-10-26 12:48

    how can this guy ruin his life because of 6packet of dagga,he had mental problem,he must go and see phsycology

      dracolusus - 2012-10-26 13:16

      Clearly you aren't well versed in life and the like. You get prosecuted for a crime as a lawyer/judge/advocate, you are struck from the roll and will never practise law again. All those years of studying are for naught.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-26 12:50

    Probably got his degree by post.

  • werner.niksch - 2012-10-26 13:10

    why even do the effort?who did this guy hurt?police need to focus on the more serious crimes and leave the people and just let them smoke.people will never stop smoking the herb,so why waste police man power on crap like this?just legalize it and let us all live in peace

  • archie.mooki - 2012-10-26 13:26

    ..and Its business as usual even in court,.. we are taxed to death and one need to supplement his income......cost of living is too high...

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-10-26 13:33

    Just frigging legalise this stuff already!

  • buzz.rsa - 2012-10-26 13:35

    Birds do it Fleas do it Even educated bees do it Lets do it Lets get grilllllllllllllllled!

  • carvern - 2012-10-26 13:49

    How long are we going to be criminalised for the use of a natural plant wich holds no criminal merit for prosecution, but our outdated and propaganda riden law which infringes on our constitutional right to use, self medicate and as religious sacrament

  • sachasea - 2012-10-26 14:13

    Why are people still being persecuted for using this medicine?

  • johann.enslin.9 - 2012-10-26 14:25

    In court? How stupid can you be?

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-10-26 14:37

    Name and Shame this Advocate.

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-26 15:50

    As it is half the population hardly have a shred of common sense between them, and it's difficult enough sometimes just to have a logical conversation with most, now people are advocating we legalise weed. Cricky, imagine what it would be like then. Have you tried to have a coherent conversation with someone who's flying high on weed?

      Sean de Beer - 2012-10-26 17:54

      Have you ever tried to have a conversation with a drunk? The world could do with more calm, collected people minding their own business. With information at your fingertips , I'm surprised that you still believe 100yr old racist propaganda. I trust scientists and doctors more than politicians. I suggest you take off your blinkers and do a much needed wiki search. PS. I'm 'flying high' right now.

      sachasea - 2012-10-26 18:14

      You say that as if people who use weed are stoned 24/7, which is simply not the case at all. Most people who use weed have 9-5 jobs and families to clothe and feed and other responsibilities like paying their taxes and doing housekeeping, which means that they can't just get high whenever they feel like it. It is something they like to do when they can relax in peace and quiet from their busy schedules and to help them de-stress after a hectic day. It should be no concern of anyone else what these people choose to do in the privacy of their own homes. Some people like alcohol, others prefer their Cannabis. Live and let live.

      jaded.oldfart - 2012-10-26 20:44

      most of the ones i know can spell Crikey, though...

      jaded.oldfart - 2012-10-26 20:51

      oh, and yes, i have, daily, in fact. and they make more sense than you do. have you ever tried to have a coherent conversation with a blinkered a$$ who doesn't actually know his subject? try talking to your mirror. and while i'm whupping your a$$ intelectually, know that i'm as high as a kite :-) puff puff pass....

  • jody.beggs - 2012-10-26 15:52

    So what ... its safer than smoking cigarettes , just the money flow is a problem , every one can grow it for themselves ! Damn the man free the weed !

  • 888facebuuk888suck888 - 2012-10-26 18:52

    The dagga laws are false laws, based on lies and half-truths. The Prosecution and the judiciary know that dagga is a mild stimulant with no danger to adults. Dagga is good and the evidence is overwhelming in favor of dagga! These continued arrests for dagga are wrong. South African Prosecution service claims to act using facts and with integrity... what a joke! Why do the police turn away from truth? Dagga laws are racist and oppressive... If the police have any backbone they will ignore dagga. A time will come when things change and I will remind all you civics of the harm you have done with your false dagga laws. A criminal record for dagga is brand for life. To hell with dagga laws and to hell with the injustice from our courts! Bob Marley is a hero and a legend, hardly a criminal... "chant down babylon"

  • JasonXG - 2012-10-31 21:10

    sigh.... arent we over racismn yet ?? wow the dagga thing... its a racist law. ( do reserach ) basically in the 1930-1940 they told everyone smoking dagga will make white woman sleep with black me, nice hey ?? Very nice hate speach. and also it claimed it made men want sex and even rape for it. Making men aggressive. And apparently smoking dagga makes woman loose. All of this ofc is a load of crap. Thanks america u fukked us again

  • fiona.s.ferris - 2012-11-04 01:47

    Its not just about dealing with drugs. This advocate can't be trusted. What other deals with criminals is he making in court??? He should be jailed for a very long time

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