Man gets 5 years for killing elephant

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As cases of poaching animals in protected areas continue to increase in the country, the Ntchisi first grade magistrate court has sentenced a man aged 47 to 5 years imprisonment with hard labour for killing an elephant.

Ntchisi Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Gladson M’bumpha identified the convict as Medson Msongazaudzu.

According to M’bumpha, the court heard that on 6 September this year a well wisher tipped Parks and Wildlife officials that the convict had gone to hunt Elephants in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.

M’bumpha said the Parks and Wildlife officials and police officers at Ntchisi Police station followed the tip and arrested the convict on September 8 2017.

In court, the convict pleaded guilty to three charges: of being found in possession of firearm, of entering into a protected area without permission and killing of protected species.

In her rulling, first grade magistrate Dorothy Kalua said the offences are serious hence the convict deserved a stiff sentence to send as a warning to others with similar deeds. She then sentenced him to 5 years imprisonment with hard labour.

Medson Msongazaudzu comes from Mtawayira Village in the area of Traditional Authority Nthondo in Ntchisi.

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23 Comments

  1. Ma judge apa Malawi ndakutoperani tsopano zoona munthu akaseweze chifukwa chopha njovi kkkkk nanga njovuyo ikadapha munthuyo mudakatani???? Please Malawian judges think twice b4 judges

  2. mulandu uwu sioopsa,khaza chabe izi,nanga nyanja ija idalipila zingati,poti nayo idapha njovu,Nanga okuba ndalama zathu zachimanga uja,ndizaka zingati aseweze? ife tikangopopela poison mzitsamba tione ngati mukazizenge milandu zitsambazo, tikulira ndi umphawi tiziliraso ndi a zungu?

  3. Wat about 3 guyz from Nkhotakota who commited the same crime but they hav been charged 15 years each .does the law of Malawi different according to the district? Please help my ignorance?

  4. Becareful Killing An Elephant Now Days Is More Hazardous Than Killing An Individual, We Have Been Hearing About Elephants Killing People Destroying Crops But Government Is Doing Nonthing About This Why Malawi?

  5. Njobvu ikapha munthu ndi ufulu wake umenewo , koma munthu akapha njobvu amangidwe waphwanya malamulo . Ku Malawi kumeneko , zoonadi zidayanja achuma izi.

  6. A judge atani kodi…sitikufuna tima sentence tausilu ngati timeneti….Tikufuna ma life imprisonment..Lets protect our wildlife..

  7. Kkkkkkk dziko tinabetsa ili Njovu kupha munthu no mulandu munthu kupha Njovu 5 years in prison Eish buya nkosi Jesu

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