Cape Town weed smoking couple off the hook as court stops prosecution

Two Eastern Cape residents who have been using dagga for years breathed a sigh a relief after the high court stopped their prosecution.

Kailyn Austin and Darryle Clarke were charged in the East London Magistrates’ Court with dealing in dagga and magic mushrooms.

The two were bust‚ in separate incidents‚ by an undercover police officer posing as student‚ complete with school uniform. But the pair lodged an application for stay of prosecution in the High Court in Grahamstown‚ citing Justice Minister Michael Masutha as one of the as respondents.

They had hoped to find reprieve in the judgment delivered by the High Court more at