Two arrested in connection to killing wandering buffaloes in Nsanje

Malawi Police in Nsanje have arrested two people in connection to the killing of one of the buffaloes which have been causing havoc in the communities of Nyakamera, Mpangira and surrounding villages under the area of Senior Chief Malemia in district.

Nsanje police publicist Sergeant Agnes Zalakoma confirmed the development as she identified those arrested as Ruo Khambadza 24 of Mpangira village 2 and Jailosi Fungulani 48 of the same area.

Sergeant Zalakoma said the two will be charged with being found in possession of protected wild animal and killing a protected animal respectively which attract a a maximum penalty of a 5 Million and 10 months imprisonment as per the country’s national parks and wildlife act.

Lower shire division Manager for National parks and wildlife Alick Makanjira confirmed that three buffaloes have been wandering about in the area but was quick to say no person has been injured.

“It is really true that three buffaloes have been wandering about in the area of group village head Mpangira in Nsanje district. We are yet to know where these buffaloes are coming from whether from Mwabvi game reserve or Mozambique,” said Makanjira.

Makanjira was however quick to say the situation is under control saying they have deployed a team of three hunters to the area and they will send two more to beef up the number of rangers to ensure safety of people’s lives and their property.

He however faulted the communities for taking the laws into their own hands by killing the wild animal.

“As a department, we expected the communities to approach us so that we assist them and not killing the animal which is protected by laws. Communities should have not taken the laws into their own hands by killing the wild animal before consulting the department,” concluded Makanjira.

Senior Group Village Head Mpangira said as a local leader he is concerned with the stray animals which have been causing havoc in his area.

Mpangira also backed the action by some communities who killed one of the buffaloes Tuesday claiming they did it to protect their lives and property.

He therefore sounded an SOS calling upon national parks and wildlife to act for the sake of their safety.

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8 thoughts on “Two arrested in connection to killing wandering buffaloes in Nsanje”

  1. ida says:

    So you want to tell us that the stray buffallo was more important than the villagers who could have bn injured and killed by it?

  2. Yunus says:

    Wheree is chanthunya?this is more serious then the buffalo issue

  3. Big man says:

    Let the public handle this case with justice……it seems cholakwika palibe apa!

  4. mathew says:

    Let them free there is no case here , why should police arrested these heroes of their community? but Malawi shaaaa….. Sazatheka

  5. When are they going to arrest Who killed Nyaunji and Chasowa? Is it so difficult to find Who or are behind this terrible death. Shall we just accept they are dead? Is it fear of people in Malawi to say government is behind this? What kind of democratic state Malawi is? Nothing has changed from dictatorship. Its sad

  6. INeyo says:

    Chikanakhala kuti chi Bufalocho chapha kapena kuvulaza anthu mukanati chachokera ku Mozambiki these pipo acted b4 the bufalo

  7. MNDAMBALA BOY says:

    Kikkkkk koma yaa, seriously you wanted the Buffalo first to kill a person? now you are mentioning that they might be from Mozambique, if it is true muganiza kuti these Buffaloes zikanapeza mmalawi zikanamusiya? kikkkkk these killers they have done a good job, cant you see that they have saved people big time?

  8. Raw Stuffer says:

    Authorities have sent rangers to kill the wandering animals to protect lives and property of The communities. My question is why arrest these guys who have helped government to kill one of the animals?

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