Three nabbed for killing antelope

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Police in Machinga district are keeping three men behind bars for killing a Kudu antelope at Liwonde National Park.

Machinga police spokesperson Davie Sulumba said the killed wild animal is valued at K2.5 million.

Lands man in jail : (Image Credit: Afternoon Special)

According to Sulumba, on December 30 parks and wildlife assistants received information from well-wishers that some people from Chimatiro Village had killed the protected animal.

The park assistants conducted an operation and managed to arrest the three identified as Jackson Mayere, 40, Idrissa Malizani, 19, and Peter Dinesi.

The trio will answer charges of illegal killing of protected species and illegal possession of game meat, contrary to sections 35 and 86 as read with section 110 of National Parks and Wildlife Act respectively.

In a related development, police in the same district have arrested nine men found fishing in Shire River.

Sulumba said parks and wildlife assistants were on patrol in the national park and in the course of their duty they came across the suspects who were fishing in the protected area.

This has come a few days after the Machinga second grade magistrate court sentenced nine men to 20 months in jail with hard labour for fishing in a protected area.

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  1. …and nobody, not even the minister, has been nabbed for stealing billions of our taxpayers money in connection with the clandestine maize deals in Zambia.

    We are living in an uncivilised Malawi indeed.

    Could you please release that man so that he can go back and takes care of his family. The high cost of our staple food is on the market is what made him go hunting for food in the forest.

    Simple equation; reduce the maize price see the decline in crimes like that.

  2. Pamenepo mwachita bwino kuwamanga osati kuwawombera mfuti ndikuwapha chifukwa cha ndiwoyo ayi.Mukawapeza wolakwa ayimbeni mlandu akagwire ukaidi.Nthawi yawo ikazakwana yotuluka atulusidwe basi alindi azikazi ndi ana anthu amenewo

    • That’s true, just because kulibe nkhondo ku malawi asilikali akutenga advantage on us citizens,akapezeka owombera munthu better send him to Syria akazionere konko if he knows war.

    • Ku army kuline mfuti yophela nyama,mkangomuona msilokali atatenga mfuti ali on duty apart from parade just knw that he can kill anytime. Tawauzeni ambuyanuwo awachoseko asilikali kumeneko otherwise muona zambiri.

    • Msilikali amagwira ntchito yomwe atumidwa bola ateteze chonwe atumidwa,nyama ndizofunikila kwambiri ngati tikufuna dziko litukuke.kupezeka kupha nyama chilango chake nawe uphedwe si bola agwidwawo ali moyo nyama yafa!choncho bola,malamulo asintha muwonera omwe apitize muchitidwe opha nyama mutokota mutopa mpaka zigawenga za nyama zithe mutengelepo phunziro