Court orders illegal charcoal importers pay K250 000

A court in Mzimba has fined five women K250000 each for importing 180 bags of charcoal illegally from Zambia and being found in possession of forest products illegally.


A vehicle carrying the Zambian charcoal

The Mzimba Senior Resident Magistrate court ruled on Tuesday that failure to pay the fine, the women would face a jail term of 30 months each.

They were also fined K100, 000 each for possession of the forest products or serve a jail term of 24 months in default.

They were arrested late last month .

Senior Resident Magistrate Mathews Msiska has also ordered  the driver of the vehicle used in the importation of the charcoal belonging to the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia and his four assistants to pay a fine of K150,000 each or serve a jail term of 30 months each for trafficking forest products.

The court also ordered that the vehicle used in the operation be returned to the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia as this was the first time it has been used in trafficking charcoal.

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Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
7 months ago

Chonde akhothi akhulukire ozimayiwa.Umphawi wavuta ndipo sukuyangana mntundu.Tsono ndalama zonsezi azitenga kuti? Mamagistrate enanu mulibe chifundo.Makala mwalanda koomanso chilango pompo ngati adadula mitengo ya kuno ku Nyasaland.Ha apamwanyanya.Moti titapita kunyumba kwanu sitikapeza makala?

Pewani
Pewani
7 months ago

Prices for paraffin, gas and electricity is high. This is why people are using charcoal. Do not punish our women, rather sort out the problem.

Sokoman
Sokoman
7 months ago

Ndalama ya bank mnkhonde, ya katapila nde mwalande katundu alipileso 250 000 mufuna tiluzeso miyoyo ina? Ontop of that u know how things are globally with the pandemic. With Malawi nde worse kuyambira nthawi ya campaign, milandu, zisankho zinthu sizinagwilane. Ofcoz chilango chikufunika koma think of these pipo. Bola nde mwapatse katunduyo. Inudo mmagula kumaphikilaso omwe.

Pewani
Pewani
7 months ago
Reply to  Sokoman

Makalawo ndi aku Zambia, chonde amasuleni azimayiwo (set them free without conditions) This is gender bias. Mukufuna azipanga uhule?

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