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Mzansi Reacts To Lesedi Molapisi Execution In Bangladesh

Mzansi reacts to woman Lesedi Molapisi’s arrest and scheduled execution in Bangladesh.

News about 30-year-old woman Lesedi Molapisi’s arrest and scheduled execution in Bangladesh has been making rounds on social media since Friday. According to reports, Lesedi Molapisi, a native of Ramotswa in Botswana, was arrested on arrival at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka in January.

Lesedi arrived the country airport on a Qatar Airways flight from South Africa, coming in via Doha. According to the Bangladeshi English-language daily newspaper, New Age, Molapisi was intercepted by the airport’s customs officials and an intelligence agency while crossing the green channel (a passage for arriving passengers with no goods to declare).

Customs officials scanned her bag, and over 3kg of a heroin-like granular substance was discovered and seized. According to several reports, Bangladesh has strict anti-drug laws. Anyone caught illegally cultivating, producing, transporting, exporting, or importing heroin, cocaine, and cocaine derivatives drugs in excess of 25 grams or milliliters might get the death penalty.

The Zimbabwean mean reported that Molapisi was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death. According to Daily Star in Bangladesh at the time of her arrest, Sanuwarul Kabir, deputy commissioner of Customs, said, “We have information that cocaine was being smuggled, but officials from the department of narcotics control confirmed that the seized item was heroin. We will send the samples for laboratory tests.”

Mzansi reacted to Lesedi’s execution in different ways. Some applauded Bangladesh for its strict anti-drug laws, while others called it an attack on black people. Some found opined that she walked into the country knowing the penalty of the crime. Check the reactions out below.

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