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King Of Bushmen Arrested Half-Naked For Growing Cannibas In South Africa (Pix, Video)

Published by Nairaland on Thu, 13 Jan 2022

<iframe class=youtube src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wciOMlyMoes" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br><a rel=ugc href="https://www.youtube.com/watch'v=wciOMlyMoes">https://www.youtube.com/watch'v=wciOMlyMoes</a><br><br>King Of Bushmen Arrested Half-Naked For Growing Cannibas In South Africa (Photos)<br><br>King Khoisan been staying outside office of South Africa president for 3 year in protest.<br><br><blockquote><b>South Africa's 'King Khoisan' arrested over cannabis plants at president's office</b><br><br>South African police have uprooted several cannabis plants growing near President Cyril Ramaphosa's office in Pretoria.<br><br>They belonged to activists from the indigenous Khoisan community, some of whom have camped in the area for three years.<br><br>Their leader, who calls himself King Khoisan, clung on to a large cannabis plant as police dragged him away.<br><br>&quot;Police... you have declared war,&quot; the AFP news agency quotes him as shouting.<br><br>We have been here peacefully. We are coming for you,&quot; he continued.<br><br>He has since been arrested.<br><br>He and some fellow activists were detained for &quot;dealing in dagga [cannabis], illegal plantation and cultivation of dagga as well as failure to wear a face mask in public when ordered to do so by a police officer,&quot; a statement to AFP said<br><br>In 2018, the group set up camp on the green space outside the president's office, near a giant statue of Nelson Mandela, to campaign for the official recognition of their language.<br><br>King Khoisan's wife expressed anger about the incident in an interview with South Africa's IOL news site.<br><br>&quot;I am very, very cross,&quot; Queen Cynthia said. &quot;The president don't want to come,&quot; to talk to them, she said. She told IOL the Khoisan people just want acknowledgement.<br><br>People had been using the plants for medical reasons, such as cancer and high blood pressure, she continued. The cannabis had been planted in a vegetable garden.<br><br>The personal use of cannabis in private places was decriminalised in South African in 2018.<br><br>The Khoisan are South Africa's oldest inhabitants but now form a small minority in the country.</blockquote><br><a rel=ugc href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59966776">https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59966776</a>
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