People eating goat skins in Mzimba

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Some villagers in Mzimba are eating goat and cow skins, exposing themselves to chemicals that may cause health problems.

It has been observed that some people in Mzimba are eating animal skins as they cannot afford to buy food.

But according to a clinical officer at Embangweni Mission hospital who spoke on condition of anonymity, animal skins do not have any nutritional value to human health and that some of the animals are killed while they are sick hence they harbour dangerous chemicals.

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Day to day food in Mzimba.

“In fact, it is not advisable for you to consume animal skins in the sense that some of the animals have skin diseases. Some of these skin diseases are such that boiling the skins ordinarily, may not kill the bacteria. Some of the animals because of the ailments that they have gone through, are sometimes treated by way of injection with chemicals.”

“People don’t allow these chemicals to complete its cycle and be removed from the body; they sometimes go ahead to kill these animals. So, if you consume the skin, the tendency is that you are consuming the chemicals directly because the skin part of the animal retains most of the harmful substances,” he said.

The clinician added that the skin is the major protective organ of the body hence it harbours many harmful things which are dangerous to people’s health.

He then advised government to put in place policies that would reduce the consumption of animal skins in the country.

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153 Comments

  1. Ngakhale kuno ku Zambia timazi lapula mokwana maka maka capa khosi la ng’ombe nchotikama bwino. …besides kuno its common in towns osati mbali zakumidzi…..the reporter has missed it….ana osocera amenewa…

  2. So,what’s the news there? Pole do eat pig skin. Chicken skin,fish skins and a lot more,In Gahna they do eat goat skin. A lot of Malawians do eat it as mang’ina. Tazifotokozaniko zakumaso kwa anthu

  3. Guyz mang`ina akuthandza athu okumwa jada ndnjala ma pub mu kmanso ma bashra apanga bwanj ndye kut imfa za athu olezela zichuluka mziko muno coz azimwa osadyela!!!!!

  4. Some reporters r branch of nonsense like seriously. this things it start with central and southern region long time ago, but no such such stupid article was brought on social media. What is so special with this happening in Mzimba?

  5. which chemicals as if we have functional dip tanks? we started eating them before ur father married ur mother and u think this is a story in 2016? fokofu!

  6. koma ntolankhani uyu wakulira ku malawi koma? pa nyama ya ng’ombe kaya mbuzi chimene sichimadyedwa ndi ndowe,ubweya ndulu ndi mafupa basi.moti kutauni mukhalako musanamveko za mang’ina?

  7. Nanga pali chachilendonso apa,mmesa is part of mang’ina.Tikukulanazo izi.Nanji ku Mzimba!paja ndi Angonitu.Za propaganda baasi iyaaa!

  8. Ukutanthauza Kut Staff Imeney Ikudyebwa Kamba Ka Njala Olo Chan?.Akakhala Ma Chemicalz Then Udziwe Kut Ali Mu Nkhuku Za Chizungu Zija Mumagula Amazit Ma Dressd Chicken (nkhuku Zovala Vala) Nd Atomato Amene Akumafailidwa Mankhwala 2dayz Aphya.

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  10. Ma chemicals ake ati?.Do you know the process which those skins undergo?.Mwina ukuwona ngati zimadibwa zaziwisi, #USYAWULENGE (Upalamula)kkk!

  11. mmene zimakomela olo inu mungazisiye? aaaaaa agogo anu akulila zomwezo kuphatikiza inu. ndelelo mwaziwako komwe amagulitsa siteki mwayamba kunyoza. I’m a tumbuka people from mzimba koma dziko lonse lamalawi amadya zikopazo osanyoza mtundu

  12. The president said, “no one will die in Malawi because of lacking food”
    Amatanthauza ukapolo akuona anthuwa? Animal skins? Mang’ina in chichewa? Ambuye atithandize

  13. nde ukatipeze atongafe timati Mang’ina timadya tima uli mumalo nde pakhale kondowole pambalipa sungatigwiletu ife ndikudya kwathu.mwaziwa lelo..olo kuno ku SA amadya koopsa moti ukagule mulocationimu ukangopeza okhaokha angoni nde eessh umangosiya kuti angandilande ka r10 kanga.

  14. This a profound shit post that precisely aim at tarnishing the image of the present govt and indeed the values of all Malawians at large.We desperately need to guard our value,hence it’s worth acknowledging merits and demerits of every propaganda posting be it to the nation or the citizens.Am lawful desappointed with you Mw24 because you have exposed something unpalatable for the public consumption

  15. Not only in Mzimba…it’s all over Malawi,thus bullshit!!!!!!……..Goat’s skin is better than zithethe ndi mbewa zimene boma likumauza anthu kut azidya. Stop posting such nonsense stories.

  16. Zitsiru Za Anthu Mukaphuzila Mmaona Ngati Ndinu Azungu? Utolankhani Wophuzila Ku Mij Womweu Mutivute Nawo Mxieeee,,,anthu Anayamba Kalekale Kudya Zimenezi,mwinaso Mmatown Ndimomwe Amadyaso Kwambiri Amati Bayabaya,,

  17. So you don’t know that even here Blantyre we also eat them it’s our old tradition haaaaa you, ndipo zimakoma mimba muküziwona ngati mamuna akukabereka zi mtaunimu ndi zikopa.

  18. Inu mwadziwa liti kuti zikopa amadya? Mwakulira zomwezo ndiye chifukwa choti mwaphunzira mukufuna kuziona zoipa lero? Zimenezija ku chitekesa Ku Phalombe amasakanidza ndi kalongonda mutha kuchikondanso chakudya chake