Macha Farmer’s Slaughtered Animals Auctioned

The carcasses of over 70 animals killed after being seized from a farmer in Macha area last week Saturday have been put on auction.

This followed an order by the Choma Magistrates’ Court following the Veterinary Office’s application for an auction.

A notice of Sheriff’s Sale by Public Auction revealed that the carcasses will be auctioned at Choma Halaal Abattoir in Mbabala area.

The notice lists 32 Cattle, 12 Sheep and 28 Goats as animals that will be sold to the public seized from farmer Kembe Siantumbe.

According to Mr. Siantumbe, the animals were seized as he was moving them from Pemba to Mumbwa where his family recently relocated.

He has described the slaughter of his animals as a “death penalty”, saying his entire family and the education of his children depended on them.

The slaughter of the animals has been received with mixed emotions by a cross section of society, with arguments torn between the law and whether or not officers should have sought other alternatives.


  1. kufahakurambwe

    I feel for the family. However, this is no matter for concern. I am sure one of our highly paid ministers (civil servants) will step in and make this gentleman whole.

  2. Bashikulu Emma

    Kaya uko.whatever happened,nivyoziba boma.

  3. AK

    It’s not fare, you have stolen his animals

    • Satanist victim

      Yes, AK, it was a clear day robbery,m they stole his animals. Period.

  4. Lombe kalando

    Pf at work,

  5. Peace

    Too bad why can’t seriousmatters like this be looked upon?

  6. HK

    You slaughter and auction instead of disposing off. Something to look at here

  7. briven

    How I wish the could stand straight in all issues and persons whose decisions are detrimental to the safety and prosperity of this country, we would not have been struggling the way we do. But the law seems like its there for only a certain select class.

  8. briven

    How I wish the law could stand straight in all issues and persons whose decisions are detrimental to the safety and prosperity of this country, we would not have been struggling the way we do. But the law seems like its there for only a certain select class.

  9. Fisunge

    I think this was a restricted area for animal movements so they thought he was smuggling diseases to the other areas sorry for the gentle man he could have followed the law simple

  10. Kilay Hamuchiliba

    Too Bud this issue is very sad,

  11. Jeff colby@gmail.com

    Too bad this happened to him

  12. Wh

    Chiwamila galu kuluma mbuzi

  13. Tt

    The farmer broke the law and we can see where the authority is coming from but I believe the authorities should have given him a smaller punishment with this economic situation we are going through. after finding that the animals were illness free, they should have just taken the man in question to court and maybe charged him for breaking the law not necessarily killing all he had to his name.

  14. Bana S

    What happened to humanity??? #sad

  15. Satanist victim

    Very inhuman barbaric Act. Even those who bought are wicked. How do you enjoy someone else’s loss. It’s how’s how inhuman some Zambians can be. If it was seized and disposed off by burning, fairer, not the manner of disposal to benefit others at a cheap price. That’s corruption, really. Why should GRZ cheat that it is fighting corruption daily when there are vivid corrupt practices like in this matter. This is breeding conflicts. The owner will never feel safe or trust other people around him again. Same to his generations. God will surely avenge for him

  16. Tryson sikambala

    Sad news to you my fellow farmer.

  17. Caiaphas Phiri

    Comment ” Biblically its wrong to slaughter that way. Jehovah views such destruction of life negatively.”

  18. Koyotito

    The whole episode was avoidable.

  19. Hakainde hichilema chintombwa sunny

    I have thousands of cattle I will know what to do.πŸ…πŸ†πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ’πŸ’

  20. Naked monkey

    Too bad sad news and to the officer who did that, when DNA was conducted to Him the Doctors proved that he is related to JUDA SCARIOT, instead of protecting the ?animals u did nosence, to sum up this ignorance u l’ll die like flies in unabandoned pit ratren.!!!!????

  21. Escape from Sobibo

    Ine ukunchita ifyo kuti nayapanda ubwanga bwapa CONGO ,bonse nabalowa ubushili,,that’s being bullshit & stupid,, poor Government

  22. voxy

    sometimes i wonder what government thinks #sad news

  23. Maybin

    Dictator ship is on our way soon

  24. Patson Machila

    Why were the animals /carcasses seized?

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