Malawi Hunger : People begin stealing cassava tubers to survive

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As more than 8 million people in the country are struggling with hunger, some people in Nkhotakota district are stealing cassava tubers from others’ farms to survive.

According to information that Malawi24 has gathered,  people are invading cassava farms of their fellow villagers in Thandaza, Nkhandwe and Kapanga villages in Nkhotakota district.

Malawi24 has found out that these people are not having any source of food hence breaking laws of the country by stealing these cassava tubers.

One of the complainants Mrs Amina Seleman told Malawi24 that she suffered her fate on Thursday in the wee hours when she went to her cassava farm.

Mrs Seleman said that this has been happening frequently but this time the level of stolen cassava tubers have increased.

“Indeed people have no hope on where to find food but the method that they are using of stealing from their fellows is unacceptable. I hope authorities will intervene in this challenge as soon as possible,” said Seleman.

“More than 6 people have had their cassava cassava tubers stolen in their farms in a period of one month,” Seleman added.

Nkhotakota is one of the districts where  people rely on Cassava tubers as their staple food.

Communities are worried with the situation right now.

Currently the country purchased maize from Zambia and Brazil but government raised the price of buying per kilogram in Admarc depots, a move that has seen people resort to buying from vendors who are selling the maize at a rather lower price.

Communities in Nkhotakota are pleading with the government to reduce the maize price per Kilogram to allow people who are poor to buy.

President Peter Mutharika has been saying now and again that no Malawian will die due to current hunger situation.

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87 Comments

  1. Angoyalukiranso chitayo chinangwa chake chowawacho choncho poti akufuna kudzipulumutsa ku njala koma aboma aziwone zimenezi ndipo athandize

  2. They are just thieves ikanakhala njala bwezi atachiona chinangwacho? Kodi mmaboma enawa anthu sakuba chimanga? Muli njala Nkwanu osati Ku KK

  3. They are not stealing , they are just trying to survive, …..because you have food that’s why you call them stealers, shame on you, try to work together, to fight against hunger ☹

    • It is called stealing we all know that hunger has striked bad in Malawi , so it doesnt mean that u should steal other farm crops , hardworking ppl are lacking in Malawi , no wonder Malawi has been poor since , everyone works hard to earn well and eat well so others as well should so the same !

  4. Thats munthalika gvt ppo are suffer each and everyday,look now how much maize in Ardmarc its only rich ppo can buy maize from Ardmarc….kuwapeza ma venda nawo anacheka cheka ma bigiri akuti 4grand bigiri tili pa mavuto adzaoneni

  5. Ku admarc kukhoza kukhala chimanga chambiri China ndikumaonongeka koma choti muziwe chimangachi samangopeleka ulele ayi amagulitsa ndiye ngati munthu alive ndalama yokagulila chimangacho inu munthu apaga bwanji? Kumaganiza before you spit

  6. Ine pano chimanga changa chikuchita kusowa ogula, ndidagula chambili ndimaganiza kuti ndikapeza nacho phindu koma eeish ndili pano pa Thavite t c salima north, ochifuna tilumikizane pompano

    • Yes njala kulibe. Tikamati kulinjila kumakhala kuti chimanga simungachipeze ngakhale ndalama mulinazo kumasowa kogula even chinangwa akubachi osachipeza nkomwe imeneyo timati njala. Zalelozi ena angofuna kutchukilapo kumawanamiza anthu kuti kuli njala. And enawa ndimbava nkale saziwa nkulima komwe olo kuwapasa zipangizo zaullimi zauelel amagulisa ikafika nyengo ngati zino kumakaba izi sizachilendo olo anthu atakolola motani okuba amakhalapo basi