- The former soccer star accused of manufacturing drugs on his farm, Mike Mangena, has spoken up about what really happened
- Mangena says the land on which the drug lab was found was being rented by a person called 'Jury'
- The former Kaizer Chiefs player insists he knew nothing of the drug lab
Mike Mangena, the former Kaizer Chiefs superstar, has addressed the drug lab that was found on his farm in Randfontein.
Mangena stated in an affidavit that he was not aware of the drug lab. He said he divided his farm into two portions and rented out one half.
The Citizen reports that Mangena says the drug lab was found on the part of his farm that he rented to a person called 'Jury'.
The said plot is divided into two portions. The one portion I utilise to farm on. The other portion is leased out through my estate agency. When I was confronted by the police in this matter I was informed by my staff at the estate agency that this portion is being leased to a person who goes by the name of Jury.
Mangena was released on R50 000 bail on the 26th of November, but his co-accused were kept in custody as they were in the country illegally. The co-accused abandoned their bail application.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier on how the 60-year-old was arrested by the police after they found a drug manufacturing lab on his plot in Randfontein.
SowetanLIVE reported the lab was manufacturing mandrax and that the drugs are manufactured on the plot but are not being cut on the site.
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