22 October 2016 Last updated at: 8:30 AM

Poacher shot dead in Machinga

A wildlife assistant at Liwonde National Park in Machinga on Wednesday shot to death a poacher who was found in the protected area with a weapon.

According to police in the district, the deceased 28 year-old Enock Damiyano, was accompanied by his two friends who are currently at large and their identities not yet known.

RiffleMachinga police spokesperson Davie Sulumba who spoke with Malawi24 on Friday said 32 year-old Kwame Mvula who is a park and wildlife assistant at Liwonde National Park reported to police after he shot the man.

According to Sulumba, the shooter together with his workmate Dennis Naminga were on duty patrolling within the park when they saw three poachers right in the park, one of them carrying a muzzle loader.

Mvula shot in the air using his M16 riffle to warn the poachers after one of them had pointed the muzzle loader to the two officers.

After noticing that the poachers were not moved, Mvula shot one of them on the stomach and he died on the spot.

The remains of the poacher Enock Damiyano were taken to Machinga district hospital where postmortem revealed he died due to excessive bleeding as a result of a bullet wound.
Enock Damiyano hailed from Ntamila village in the area of Traditional authority Nsanama of Machinga.



63 Comments On "Poacher shot dead in Machinga"

  • That’s fantastic Job!well done.i feel very sad when rangers get killed by a porchers.evn the Presdent has already declared a war agains poaching.

  • Alick Modi says:

    Richard Chiona tawerenga nkhaniyi

  • Magame ranger ambiri anafa kamba koomberedwa ndi mapoarcher,kugwa m’mbuna zokumbidwa ndi mapoarcher ndiye aaaaa! Kaya! You tiziona tikulowa.

  • Mwaitha akuonjeza amenewa

  • He woz sent by Nicolas D to kill rhino , unfortunately the African proverb says ; A greater hunter can be killed by a wild animal . RIP though

  • Only if you would have seen how the environment is taken care in our neighbouring countries,only then you would have noticed that its one among Many reasons why they keep developing.ife malawi malamulo timawaphwanya dala,kuzitenga kudziwa kwambiri.

  • Apa tinene mosapsatira panalakwika mpaka kupha Munthu?? Kulakwa kulikonsE kuli ndi chilango chake OSATI KUPHA AMALAWI MWATANI?????? ZONYANSA KWAMBIRI……!!

  • Kaweluzidwe kake ndikovuta, wina akuti ndimateteza moyo wanga komanso ndi ntchito yanga, ena akuti iiii mwapheranji munthu, kupha munthu ndi tchimo eissssssh which is which?

  • Mngakhale anthu amene amakodzera mphepete mwankhalango, kaya kunyera mkhalango kanthani basi because poaching can starts with small thing like kukodzako,

  • His prize. He wanted to kill animals as if they were his. Ause ameneyo. Zofuna

  • That z malawi iknow killing a citizen jxt becoz of poaching bt letting thieves akutasa pamalawi kusiya zgawenga aaaaaa shame on u umenew ndye usilu kutibisa mthumba tikuona kupwekesa dilu mwandikwiisa kwambr

  • Nebat Onde says:

    Amenewo Nde Maxamu A Ku Nyaxaland; Opha Kalulu Nayexo Aphedwe, Opha Munthu M’xake Kundende Xaka 27. An Animal Life Considered Very Important Than Man’s, What A Funny Nation.

  • Life in exchange to animalz!

  • Kumbali yanga ndingoti RIP

  • Ine malo mwa anthu onse amene takhaula tikuvutika ndi njovu zolusa nthawi yayitali tikuthokoza chifukwa cha ntchito ya bwino yomwe akugwira african parks pitilizani kupha onse osokoneza mpanda

  • Kill Them.Kalulu Timaweta Ndipo Mbuzi Timaweta.Why Kulimbana Ndi Zinthu Zaeni.Ndiokuba Ameneo.Komanso Amadula Waya Wacitetezo Zomwe Zimapangisa Kuti Njovu Zizituluka Nkumakaononga Mbeu Za Anthu Osalakwa Mwinanso Kuwapha.Ngati Afuna Nyama Osangoweta Bwanji.Aaaaaa Ndizisilu Olo Atakhala M’bale Wanga Sindingalile.

  • That machine could have killed a ranger had it been rangers are not trained so big up to u rangers no magala sadza

  • The first assignment that God gave man even before the ten commandments came into being is ‘Kusamala chilengedwe’.

    Ndimawadandaula @ Chicana ndi @ Muluzi.
    Transition sinali bwino. Munakadekha nafe @ Malawi, anthufe ngosanvetsetsa.
    Ufulu tingowononga nawo chilengedwe. Ufulu tingokhala nawo phwi ati boma litipangile zinthu.
    Dziko ili olo mutakafunsa Obama and his team that has run USA for the past 8 yrs silingathekenso coz anthufe timanamizana mopusa.

  • Observe The Laws Of A Countly..Obey The Gods Commandments….A Reward For Sin Is Death….Don’t Kill….Osamawaputa Marangers Dala Ku Malo Awo Otetezedwa

  • God seriously forbids everyone from killing a fellow human. See you in hell, satan worshippers. Busy clapping hands for that shit??? your parents must be ashamed of you. kupha munthu kuteteza moyo wa kalulu? Mbila? Bwampini? Mbawala? inu mukuombela mmanja?? ooo zikomo. Ndikhulupilira kuti nonse mukudziwa ndithu kuti akanakhala kut ndi abambo anu amene aphedwawo, simukanayankhula manyi amene mukuyankhula apawa. MULUNGU AKUONENI MWAPADELADELA

    • Anthu opanda chisoni mpakana kumanena kuti pitilizani kupha mmmmm chaona nzako chapita mmawa chili kwa ife

    • mphoto yauchimo ndi imfa

    • And you You think God will be happy with the way you have posted your comment? The language used? Is this Godly? Just curious. Someone has taken another man’s life (Sin) and in retaliation you call him ( created in the image of God) a bwampini?

    • Bwampini is an animal which looks like a mice/rat but it is very big in size, Sir. Thank you.

    • Whether meeting in hell or paradise,,,munthu kupanda control akhoza kufika ponunkha zochitika…….just imagine police itangosiya zida kwa 2 weeks….

    • There is a better way of protecting the environment, ARRESTING THE POUCHERS not KILLING THEM. Everybody has a right to live! Imagine if you were the one shot down. Maybe you had alot of plans for your children, etc, would you be pleased? People in Malawi are living below half the poverty line. They oughta go into the bush to fetch for something to eat. As far as God’s creation is concerned, an Innocent man has been killed.

    • Mr prince wat if was the ranger been killed by the poacher what couid be ur remarks.

    • “The poacher”, was hunting animals not people. Dont get it twisted. if you are feeling confortable on his death, speak nothing coz Thy shall use your words in judging against you. Thank you.

    • i am feeling so confortable on his dearth

    • Standby God’s judgement.

    • i am feeling so confortable on his dearth Mr Prince.. inuyo or mutabwera pakhomo panga ndikundisowetsera bakha wanga kaya kumupha mopanda chilorezo, sindingakusiyeni ndi moyo..ndipo mutha kuphedwa mwankhaza.. munthu owononga ndiwosafunikira kwa ine, sindikudziwa kwa anzanganu…

    • Zinazi anthu ena timaziyamba dala,iyeyo amakatani kumalo otetezedwa ngat amenewo?wakolola zomwe amafuna pamenepa.

    • Mukadakhala kuti waphedwayo ndi mwana wanu inu mudakatani? Penapake kumayankhula bwino kod inuyo simuzamwalira? Muzikhala ndi chisoni ndi moyo wanzanu osati kumaombera mmanja zimenezi ayi

    • Mukadakhala kuti waphedwayo ndi mwana wanu inu mudakatani? Penapake kumayankhula bwino kod inuyo simuzamwalira? Muzikhala ndi chisoni ndi moyo wanzanu osati kumaombera mmanja zimenezi ayi

  • It shows what was more important is the life of the hare he was trying to kill for anice lunch with his family, than the life of ahuman being who took part in putting our so called leaders in power. What is the law concerning the killing of these wild animals? They hav made opharns to a number of children this poacher was raising. Think of the widow his wife has become? all these for the sake of protecting ahare? nyasalan?{Malawi?} Wanyasiranji nyasaland? Why releasing burning frames to your on children for athing worthy amere token?

    • By the way, it also shows poachers when in the park they prepare for tit for tati that’s can fire back to the rangers to avoid being arrested, it’s not only life of a hare I think. Find out how many rangers have been attacked by poachers you will also note that these people are vulnerable for attacks when ever in the jungle! They are also responsible to their families I think!

  • Malawians have no respect for the environment, that’s why lero akulira ndi nkhani ya magetsi, akulira ndi kusowa kwa nvula. Ndili ikabwera ingowakokololanso. Koma coz of Kuuma mitu they can’t notice kuti mavuto tikukumana nawo kumagetsi (despite other management issues), ndi zina zoterozo nkhani yake ndi chilengedwe tinaononga ndi ufulu wathuwu. Instead they are busy mocking themselves pa ma social media, blaming the government.
    It’s a funny nation.
    @ Parks, chonde mokupemphani, asosoleni onse ophweketsa Komanso opanga zopusa ndi chilengedwe. Mpakana tiyambe kukhala ndi khalidwe.

  • well done but bible say usaphe. kkkkkk zakwakaisala kwakaisala zakwa Mulungu kwa Mulungu.

  • Akamufunse Sibo, analandidwa mfuti ndi Kapitowo waboma. Ndiye inu kungolowa m’nkhalango yaboma yotetezedwa eeh ngozitu. Kapitowo wa boma amakhala akuyendera ndi mfuti yake yokhomera, Sibo analandidwa mfuti yake, nyama zoononga zitaphotchola kuti photchooo iu Dzalanyama range.

  • Posachedwapa panamveka nkhani yoti apolisi amanga alonda chifukwa chokupha mbava.Kodi nanga mkuluyu simumumanga?Chifukwa alonda anapha mbava chifukwa choteteza katundu ndi moyo wawo.Pamene mkuluyu wapha mbava chifukwa choteteza nyama za kuthengo zomwe zimathanso kuononga miyoyo yaanthu zikalusa.Ndipo apa sipakuoneka kuti panali kuomberana kwina kulikonse koma mlenje wabomayu anangofuna kuti aphepo munthu poti chiyambireni sanaphepo munthu.Amangidwe basi ameneyo

  • Bravo liwonde national park officers that’s excellent job

    • God forgive you Mr. Repeant, for one of the major God’s commandment mentions that you should not kill a fellow human, and you are busy clapping hands? Hell fire is waiting for you papa

    • My frnd what you shudu knw z poachers r the bigy enemies they HV killed lots of officers in malawi my dear.same to you the same hell fire is waiting for you frnd.dnt point finger to you frnd kuti ndiolakwa kusiya kulakwa kwako koma mwina ukanamva kuti poacher wapha ranger ndi mfuti ndiye mukadakondwera let me tell you thats type of job its achallenge.ndiye osazitenga olongosoka pomwe muli ochimwaso kopambana once again hell fire is waiting for you too thnx

    • mphoto yauchimo ndi imfa

    • Davis Mponda, nkhani yalembedwa momveka bwino. Poacher aimed his gun at the officer! Did you expect the officer to negotiate?! olo uli iwe somebody is aiming a panga at you can you just sit phwiii while you are also carying one in your hand. Only a fool can do that.

    • Akuoneka kuti sakudziwa asiyeni choncho ndi ukhristu wawowo poti anamvapo mwina kuti game ranger sapemphera kapena.afufuze za ku garamba national park kuti zinakhala bwanji akali ana amenewo sir kkkkk

    • Munthu adamupatsa ulamuliro pa nsomba za mmadzi mbalame za mlengalenga nyama ndi mitengo ya ku tchire genezes

  • onse opezeka nkhalango zotetezedwa opanda chilolezo aphedwe mwina tourism ingapite patsogolo

  • It’s funny…. Whats the law?

  • akapado mulimbkret mwna munga suthe 8 km ndzamanyz akapad inu kt drow akapad inu.

  • Ha ha ha ha kkkkkk Malawi kupha munthu kuteteza nyama

  • shoot to kil!!!!at wrk.

  • bwanji sana muombere pa mwendo za chamba basi

  • Kupha munthu chifukwa chopezeka munkhalango yotetezedwa mmmmm zachisoni ndthu

  • Malawian v Malawian= 0.Criminal cases & pointing fingers each other = No development aproved.Why My fellow Malawians?.First fear God.

  • Nkhani yake ntchito yotetedza nyama , ndiye Malamulo akulola kutero. Thats too much.

  • Animals’ life more important than human life. Of course poachers are dangerous to rangers if they are carrying weapons