Man gets 12 months for selling fried dog meat in Balaka

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He may have only wanted to make ends meet as Malawi is sailing through troubled economic waters but for selling fried dog meat, a Balaka court has slapped him with 12 months Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL).

The Balaka Second Grade Magistrate court has sent Ishmael Jumbe,  31 to 12 months for selling dog meat.

According to Group Village Headwoman Phimbi, the issue came to light after the son of a man who ate the meat told his father that he saw the suspect skinning a dog at his home.

“When they asked the suspect what he did with the meat, he revealed to have cooked it and sold it as “mang’ina” at the trading centre,” said Phimbi.

Balaka Police public relations officer, Inspector Joseph Sauka told Malawi24 in an interview that upon being interrogated at Balaka Police Station, the suspect revealed that he started selling dog meat long time ago when he was in Blantyre.

CourtSaid Sauka: “The suspect revealed that he started selling dog meat long time ago when he was living at Mbayani in Blantyre and said he used to sell it at the tavern during night time. He said he left Blantyre after the death of his friend Samson who he was selling the meat with.”

According to Sauka, Jumbe said he bought the dog at the price of K1000 at Njerenje Trading Centre as if he wanted to tame it and confessed that he used to sell ‘mang’ina’ of dog meat at Shire railway station and said he also eats dog meat.

All the people who ate the meat were referred to Phimbi Health Centre where they were treated as outpatients.

In court, Ishmael confessed to have cooked it and sold the meat.

In his submission before sentence, Police Prosecutor Constable Mame said dog meat is not supposed to be eaten “as per our culture and what the convict did is a taboo to the society.”

In mitigation, Jumbe asked for forgiveness saying he has a wife and three children to look after and that the people who eat the meat had already forgiven him.

But Second Grade Magistrate Victor Sibu argued the convict was supposed to know his responsibility before committing this crime.

He therefore gave him a maximum sentence of 12 months imprisonment with hard labour and said he has given him such a sentence so that it should be a lesson to him and would be offenders.

Jumbe comes from Kangaude village, Traditional Authority Nkaya in Balaka.

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  1. That’s part of job creativity what s goverment offer him for aliving? We eat lots meat in the name of mix meat, sausages nd mny more alongside mbewa, bwampini, nyenga ndi aphaka what’s so special wth Dogs? Ngati athu sanasazaze anaikonda plz include in our diet nyama ndiyosowa kwathu kuno plz kkkkkkkk

  2. kkkk! Vuto siogulitsa koma ogula! A malawi dyera kukula konseko osadabwa momwe nyama ikumvekera? Nkhumba imadziwika,mbuzi imadziwika ng’ombenso imadziwika! My question is pakudya mumati mukudya nyama yachani? Hahahaha! Maidyaidya.com

  3. Munthuyu amulakwila. After eating the meat, did they vomit? Were they showing signs of allergiance? Dog ndi ndiwo. Anthu aku Ntcheu ndi Nkhatabay amadya anyani ndi apusi. Ena mpaka ambwiyawo mmanyumbamo nde galu kapena dog akhale halaam lero? Chonde mutulutseni munthuyu chifukwa sanalakwe. After all amenewo ndi proteins. Mumatowaziwa ma pulotinozi? Iyaaa ambuye imeneyi ndi ndiwo basi.

  4. Munthuyu amulakwila. After eating the meat, did they vomit? Were they showing signs of allergiance? Dog ndi ndiwo. Anthu aku Ntcheu ndi Nkhatabay amadya anyani ndi apusi. Ena mpaka ambwiyawo mmanyumbamo nde galu kapena dog akhale halaam lero? Chonde mutulutseni munthuyu chifukwa sanalakwe. After all amenewo ndi proteins. Mumatowaziwa ma pulotinozi? Iyaaa ambuye imeneyi ndi ndiwo basi.

    • muthu ameneyo analibe chochita ndiye ngati samutulusa boma lizapase chochita apo ayi azapitilize kugulisa coz ndimomwe akupezera kwacha ya Malawi.

  5. What is wrong if miners in Tanzania who were buried underground for 41 days survived by eating cockroaches, frogs and drinking their own urine. If there were dogs underground, they could have possibly come out very healthy. People in Asia do it dogs. With food unavailability in Malawi, perhaps thats the way to go. Food divesfication kkkkkkkk.

  6. Guyz kungt agalu nawo achuluka nde galu wakeyo anali wotani kapena anali wokalamba inuyo tangoganizanixo zamaluzi iyi ndithawi ya njala tiyeni tizimgodya ndinyama nde inu mkuganiza kut tikamazisia kumapeto sizizasanduka an2 (pipiphi) kkkkkkkkkk… Chisoni chikundiseketsa

  7. Usadandaule man bola wachepesa umphawi wako. Ambiriwa ndi akuba koma kusagwidwa. Ukamabwera uzapeza agalu ataswana ambiri ulemera iwe. Amatiluma achiwewe pano njira yapezeka kumangowadya basi.

  8. ANATHER BISNES IDENTFY IN MALAWI REALIS THAT GUY BCOZ HE HAS FOUND NEW BISNES IN MALAWI AND CAN EXPORT DOG MEAT 2 CONGO DR WERE EVERY IS USED 2 EAT MALAWI ECONOM CAN START GROW

  9. Agalu a chiwewe angotiwa thoo, mankhwala ake palibe, allow pipo to eat dog meat, after all chakudya sichiyipisa munthu, masulani munthuyo but tel him akaike poster yolemba “dog meat sold here” anthu adzikadya willingly.kkkkk

  10. Did anyone who consumed that meet complain of any ailment in his or her body? Some of our high profile figures in our society have had this delicious meal when they visit countries like German and China before.

  11. just legalise this meat to be eaten by the people of balaka , already they have tasted it and never realised that it was a dog meat which means its very very i said very delicious