There is an increase of the practice of some traders in Malawi selling roasted dog meat; it has been learnt following the arrest of two people.
Recently, Police in Blantyre arrested a trader Cassim also known as Mdyomba, who has been operating around Wenela bus station for allegedly selling spicy roasted dog meat.
Police charged Cassim from Safarawo in Ndirande for selling meat that is not permissible according to eye witnesses.
The fresh arrest on similar practise has occurred in central region district of Mchinji where Yohane Nyelere allegedly killed dogs and sold the meat to the unsuspecting public.
Police spokesperson for Mchinji district Moses Nyirenda said that the 22-year-old suspect had been buying live dogs at K900 each before killing them and disposing of their heads
According to press reports, Police were tipped off when people became suspicious as the suspect allegedly kept bringing meat to the market but without heads and skins “as is the tradition in the area”
“The tradition is that when an animal is slaughtered for purposes of sale, the seller hangs the head and skin for people to see. This has not been the case with this person and suspicions grew about the way he was conducting his business. On Wednesday, the suspect killed his own dog and sold it at Nkanda Trading Centre,” said Nyirenda, according to Daily Times.
“By that time a quarter of the meat had been sold. Nyelere escaped arrest but was later apprehended by community policing members who brought him to police,” said Nyirenda.