Monday, 25 February 2013

31years old zambian national arrested and convicted for 2years for poaching

A 31-Year-Old Zambian National Who Was Arrested For Poaching In Malawi’s Kasungu National Park Has Been Convicted To 2years Imprisonment By The Kasungu First Grade Magistrates Court.

Geoffrey Kamanga Of Chief Mwasempangwe’s Area In Lundazi District Was On Friday February 22, 2013 Found Guilty By The Court Of Entering A Protected Area Without A Permit, Carrying Dangerous Weapons In A Protected Area Without A Permit And Killing Protected Animals According To Sections 32, 33 And 35 Respectively Of The National Parks And Wildlife Act.
Kamanga Had Pleaded Guilty To The Charges And In Mitigation, He Asked The Court To Exercise Leniency As He Was Still Nursing A Broken Leg Which He Sustained After Being Shot By The Malawi Wildlife Scouts In Kasungu National Park And The Bullet Was Yet To Be Removed From His Thigh.
The Court Noted That The Offence Kamanga Committed Is Serious And Attracted Stiff Punishment In Line With The Laws Of Malawi However, Exercised Leniency Considering That Kamanga Pleaded Guilty To The Charges Without Wasting The Court’s Time.
The Court Also Considered The Fact That The Convict Is A First Offender And Is Still Nursing A Broken Leg And Fined Kamanga 650.023 Kwacha Rebased On All Three Counts In Default Two Years Imprisonment With Effect From The Day Of Arrest.
Kamanga Was Arrested On December 15, 2012 By The Malawi Wildlife Scouts For Poaching And Was Immediately Admitted To Kasungu District Hospital For Gunshot Wounds.
He Met His Fate While In The Company Of Three Other People But They Managed To Flee The Scene.
Kamanga Still Remains Admitted To Hospital In Malawi But Plans To Seek Further Medical Attention In Chipata, Zambia Once He Is Discharged.
And Zambia’s High Commissioner To Malawi Billy Munyumbwe Has Advised Zambian Youths To Desist From Engaging In Illegal Activities Which Could Endanger Their Lives.
Mr Munyumbwe Says Young People Are The Future Leaders And Should Aspire To Be Exemplary Citizens By Engaging In Productive Activities.
He Says The Number Of Zambian Young People Finding Themselves On The Wrong Side Of The Law In Malawi Is Worrying
Mr Munyunmbwe Has Urged Traditional Leaders And Parents In The Border Areas To Remind Their Children To Respect The Laws Of The Country And Those Of Other Countries.
High Commissioner Munyumbwe Says Zambia Is Known And Respected For Its Peace And Stability, Among Other Good Things, And People Have A Duty To Spread That Peace To Other Countries.

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