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Man charged with killing, eating cheetah

A man in Swaziland has been charged with breaking game laws after he killed and ate a cheetah, according to this report:

Solomon Maziya was arrested and charged for contravening the Game Act.
Yesterday he appeared at the Magistrate Court together with four of his co-accused; Comfort Ngwenya, Senzo Fakudze, Bonginkosi Dlamini and Cosmo Tsile. Maziya said the cheetah had been terrorising his livestock and killed 10 of his 14 goats.
“What could I do? I had reported the matter to the police to kill the animal as it was eating my goats and dogs but they never showed up. I was left with no option but to kill it and eat it with my family,” said Maziya.

Read the full story on the Times of Swaziland web site.

By Washington Post Editors  |  February 10, 2010; 8:16 AM ET
Categories:  Around the World , Offbeat  
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