Former Top Model Acquitted On Cocaine Possession Charges
25 December 2020
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Former model and Zim Fashion Week founder Priscilla Chigariro was on Thursday acquitted of the charges of illegal possession of dangerous drugs.

Chigariro, who was being co-charged together with her sister Ndaka, was acquitted after a full trial by Harare regional magistrate Loice Mukunyadzi.

Magistrate Mukunyadzi ruled that the state failed to establish beyond reasonable doubt that the two were dealing in cocaine as alleged.

“The person who tipped off the police did it out of malice because when the investigating officer testified, he said he expected to find large amounts of cocaine in the house and even went with reinforcements only to recover 0,6kgs of cocaine in the wardrobe full of clothes.

“The manner that the report was made shows that whoever tipped the police had scores to settle.

“In their defence, the two said they said they were shocked and weren’t aware of its existence. There was no knowledge of possession and in such cases, the State then has to prove knowledge of possession.

“The accused persons said they were not even aware that it was in their wardrobe.