Tension high in Rumphi over Vwaza National Park

Tension is high in Rumphi between local people and government officials after one person was killed by park rangers when he was found fishing in the protected waters of the park.

Reports indicate that Sandres Nyirenda and his friends went into the protected area to fish but the others managed to escape after park rangers arrived but he was caught.

The deceased’s relative Josiah Nyirenda said later, Sandres body was found floating in the river with one gun wound and stabbing wound in the neck.

Parks regional manager for the north confirmed the incident and said the government was waiting for a postmortem before an action is taken.

Sanders hailed from Mataukira village in chief Mpherembe’s area in Rumphi.


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Keen Observer
Keen Observer
3 years ago

Taking out human life just because one was fishing????? This is absurd. These so called Game Rangers must be brought to book. They must answer chardest of first grade murder.

3 years ago

i don’t mind where the chief comes from but this Behaviour of killing each other because of the fish you are trying to protect must stop. FAILING OF WHICH WE ARE GOING TO BURN THAT PARK DOWN

3 years ago

Chief Mpherembe has never been and will never ever come from Rumphi. Mpherembe is part of mzimba (body)

3 years ago
Reply to  Shaka

I really wondered when the journalist said mpherembe from Rumphi.

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