Rhino poacher gets 18 years imprisonment

A court in Liwonde has sentenced a rhino poacher to 18 years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL).

The Magistrates Court, sitting at Liwonde, has sentenced Mapondera Mmora, aged 41years of Likulungwa Village,TA Chowe in Mangochi District, to 18 years imprisonment for killing a rhino in Liwonde National Park in 2017.

Full details of the matter are that Mapondera, along with others entered Liwonde National Park in 2017, armed with an AK47 assault rifle and killed a rhino which was called Jabesi.

Unknown to the poachers, the horn was fitted with a transmitting device.

When rangers, while on patrol, discovered that Jabesi was dead, a manhunt was launched, in an operation which saw law enforcement employ the use of a helicopter and ground troops.

The operation managed to locate the horn and arrest the suspect who was keeping it.

He was jailed for 18 years.

At this time, Mapondera went missing and has been on the run.

A few weeks he returned from hiding and Law Enforcement immediately detected his presence and he was arrested.

He pleaded guilty to all 7counts of :Illegal entry, Conveying a weapon, Killing a listed species, possession of listed specimens, dealing in government trophy, illegal possession of listed species and illegal possession of the firearm and ammunition.

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Mzakwacha Nixon's
Mzakwacha Nixon's
4 months ago

18 years,it’s too much…anthu,apolisi amene ogwirila are left scout free…albino killers suspect mentioned one prominent politician,yes Dr H.Ntsba,is he arrested.
Ndege ya Boma was sold by PP1,is she being investigated.Her son,bought 50+trucks during her mother regein,is now a minister,is he arrested?
Killing of rhino,illegal gun,encrouchment….to 18 years???fine,let police also arrest the the above mentioned plus plus.
We want justice in a democratic malawi.

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Disgruntled Reader
Disgruntled Reader
4 months ago

Can’t read the articles due to all the adverts getting in the way of the text

ScoobyDoo
ScoobyDoo
4 months ago

Try browsing via opera mini

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
4 months ago

Mnyamata ameneyu wandikumbutsa che Silombera kulimba mtima kwake. Mpaka AK47 anachoka nayo kuti ameyu?Akhaula basi nyekwe.

Mulopwana
4 months ago

Amumanga kwambiri

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
4 months ago

Izi ndiye sindimazimvetsa ndithu. Rhino poacher more years yet rapists fewer years??? How does it work?

Captainobv
Captainobv
4 months ago
Reply to  Keen Observer

Because he killed it and didn’t rape it. Murder is a more serious crime than rape.

ellen perkins
4 months ago
Reply to  Captainobv

rhinos are going extinct and people are overpopulated. If he raped the rhino it wouldn’t be dead.

James Phiri
James Phiri
4 months ago

So AK47s are readily available in Malawi?

Last edited 4 months ago by James Phiri
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