Vagrant sells dog meat for a living


By Nyaradzo Bakari and Codelia Mondela

A homeless Bulawayo man has allegedly been skinning carcases of dogs that have been put down by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and selling the meat to residents.

File picture of dog vaccinations
File picture of dog vaccinations

The SPCA puts down severely diseased dogs or those that have been ill-treated to an extent that it would be cruel to let them live.

The city’s residents have reportedly been enjoying dog cuisine at low prices at backyard shops.

The middle-aged man, only identified as Ndebele, yesterday told The Chronicle he sold dog meat to earn a living.

Bulawayo City Council health inspectors on Thursday raided Ndebele’s backyard butchery near the National Railways of Zimbabwe Steam Shed and allegedly confiscated about 100kg of packaged dog meat.

The local authority’s senior public relations officer, Mrs Nesisa Mpofu, had not responded to e-mailed questions sent to her last Friday, by the time of going to print.

Ndebele said he has been selling dog meat since the beginning of this year.

He said his customers were drawn mainly from surrounding suburbs of Sizinda and Mpopoma.

Ndebele said most of the customers bought the meat for resale and they had never asked him which animal the meat belonged to.

“This has become my source of income. I charge $5 for a 10kg sack of dried meat and take some of the meat to my in-laws in Nkayi,” he said.

Ndebele said he also ate the meat and customers with no money gave him chicks in exchange for fresh meat.

“I also eat the meat because there is nothing wrong with it and times are tough. I have to survive and my chickens also need feed so I give them offals from the dogs,” said Ndebele.

He rears chickens at his illegal shelter.

A source who works at the NRZ steam shed, where Ndebele resides, said officials from the SPCA and Bulawayo City Council (BCC) confiscated the meat and dead dogs found in his possession.

“He makes brisk business as people scramble to buy cheap meat. We are not sure if they eat it or get it for resale. This man is a former teacher. We don’t know how he lost his job,” said a source who declined to be named.

SPCA animal inspector Mr Dumisani Sibanda confirmed the incident and said he suspected Ndebele was mentally disturbed.

“If it was a normal person doing this, I would have been in a position to say much,”said Mr Sibanda.

“All I can say is that there is a place where city council dug pits to dispose of dead dogs and it is suspected that he digs out them up.”

A comment could not be obtained from Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango.

A medical doctor, who asked not to be named for professional reasons, said there was nothing wrong with eating dog meat.

“It’s actually better than beef because it is low in cholesterol. It does not cause any known sickness. People in this part of the world may not like it because they were socialised to believe it is not edible,” said the doctor.

Dishes made from dog meat are delicacies in some countries. The Herald

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    • zvinhu izvi its nt new 1998 kumhangura kwakasungwa vakomana 2 vaitengesera vanhu nyama yembwa.as long as uchitenga nyama mumabutchery ana musimwa 80% machances ekudya dhongi or nyama yausingadi.

    • Mambo

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    • Mhofu

      Sha don’t be like that unoda kuti vanhu vavengane zvisina basa , siyana nezvekuvenganisa vanhu. It’s nothing to do with being a ndebele.

  • Ndekupi

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  • mmm what a shame! !!! anyway I don’t blame him,he was looking for money so he can survive,I blame the local community which left him homeless and not helping him out with a place,food and something to do in hs life so he can generate hs income in a good way,anyway he proved you all that he is a good salesman than you all and thats a fact you can not change

    • No blame mugabe who Fucked I the country

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  • ko Bulawayo yacho. zvayangozara imi mashona ndimi mungatotiudza kuti iriseyi nyama yacho coz makapedza mbeva saka makupindira imbwa muchifunga kuti imbeva dzakakura. kuenzana nembwa shit dzevanhu mauraya nyika

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    • awuraya nyika haasi mushona uya

    • The guy’s name is Ndebele remember. There is no shona with such a disgusting name.

    • Ndiwe wacho wakadya imbwa fuk yu

    • Mandevere chakanaka kudyiwa mbeva ne imbwa chii manje, nxaa so disgusting.

    • hindava uchifunga reverse iwe nxaaa

    • Ndimi maNdevere makabvaku SA muchivinga mbeva muno.

    • Ndebele or Shona, Jesus died for us all. This hatred and tribalism has its roots in Satan. You cannot get an iota or a dot of love in tribalism. What the neswpsper has pointed out is, a societal challenge that needs to be addressed by every right thinking citizen. It does not call for anyone to play the tribal card. #Let_love_lead

    • yaaa tru…y being tribalistic yt noone owns this nation except God…if truth b said then evry tribe in Zim shuld b arrested fo illegal possesion of private land..history told us dat this used to b e home of e bushmen n we chased them away…

    • every corner yangozra mashona mu Byo

    • iwe kitsi ukuti shit kunaani nxaaa ziromo

    • Tribalism is from the devil. No God fearing person would have the guts to insult another tribe with people created by God.

    • To be tribalistic is to acknowledge inferiority. Tribalism is a sign of backwardness, povety and stupidity.

    • You summarised it Runokunda Everesto Simba. This is precisely why Africa in embroiled in different problems and challenges. Its mainly because people think and act along tribal lines. Some people think they are more humane and superior by merely belonging to a particular tribe. They also think that people who belong to other tribes are less humane and inferior. Its a serious sickness of the mind to say the least.

    • thats true Everesto

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    • U r a fool Mbuso Jal Jal

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  • When SPCA putdown an animal..how do they despose the carcase?..they throw away at the dump site or in the bin..so this homeless man can skin and sell the meat….come on😨😨😨

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    • That is not possible for SPCA to just put the dogs to rest and dump them. Not the SPCA I know

  • Enterprenure in nature

  • Enterprenure by nature

  • Is there anyone who buys meat from a vagrant in any sense. Fake news

  • I will unlike this Nehanda radio coz its not good to publish this nonsence. If u dont have news better listen to your music. What do u wanna achive from this? Degree?

    • This is news and people must know that people have reached dead end to the point of doing this because the country is Fucked up by mugabe n his gang of mafia

    • whats wrong with the story????

    • The story is adding salt to injuries. Who doesnt know Zim is deadly broke?

    • This is news sha…than to be told that Bev abva mimba

    • [email protected] Kennedy

    • I think its news newsworthy. This makes pple aware not to buy meat from untrustworth sources.

    • ndo news idzi manje. an ordinary man cannot make news unless he bites a dog.

    • It’s high time we become vegetarians. Even some known butchers sell diseased beef,mutton,pork and goat meat. Kungodya zvirwere kwega

    • he is bitter abt e news cz he bot that dog meat n ate it..cz hw cn u castigate sch a story

    • This is a true story check Herald& Chronicle

    • I understood that the dogs euthanased by SPCA were burnt so how could this happen?

    • It is also in the Chronic.

    • They are in bussiness together with SPCA

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    • Nyika ineurombo tozviziva bt uku kwava kunyadzisa nyika yese kwete ini chete. Handidye imbwa guys u dont have to insult others. Thats unsocial

    • kubva nhasi ndaamuvegetarian😂

    • Prosper Maphosa I think so too!

    • Thats indignisation guys.If CSC was functional all this nonsense dai dzisiko.dai tiri kutenga nyama yakadhindwa but pakauya indignisation anyone can have a backdoor butchery like that dogbutchery businessman. he ..is earning a living.These days chero zvazvaita .

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  • This is fake news Spca is not that i responsible

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  • Shame. If it happened in masvingo you would hear comments from our fellow matebele friends. Kkk

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  • Kunzima

  • are u sure u wanna buy meat from a homeless man?

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  • We eat wrong meat always .These people must be arrested and locked in jail. Even butchery; they must check if they sell right meat especially beef;sidla inja ayikho I beef.

  • Ulo moya womubi

  • Vanhu kudavo zvinhu. Kutenga nyama inotengeswa nehomeless muchiti aitorepi. Iyo nyama ungangotenge inofamba nemunhu kustreet.

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  • . an ordinary man cannot make news unless he bites a dog.

  • SPCA puts down dogs and leaves the carcasses lying around?? No i dont think so!!!

  • Ndakakomborerwa hangu handidyi red meat ummmm

  • Aaa inyama ka iyi ndivo vanhu vari kutsvagwa ne machina ava

  • Handioni chashamisa apa kuChina imbwa dzitodyiwa mumahotera so regai dzidyiwe kuByo dzakawandisa.

  • Uyahlanya impela….lona!

  • Mface uyo is a grandhustler akaita marii nemabharanzi anonzi ma ndex kkkkk

  • Bulawayo invaders were his main customers!

  • Kuda zvakachipa ko mabutcher havamaoni

  • Mudzidze kutenga nyama kumabutcher not paroad.

  • Things sometimes go wrong! The SPCA is in dire staights needing money to continue! The staff refuse to take a salary cut and all efforts are being made to keep it going!

  • That’s a good lesson to teach where to buy meat thumps up to that homeless man

  • Taka

    IliNdebele lithandi nyama..liyadhla nezinja…hoza Bhuluwayo hoza ”Amahlaizinja”’ ko untutu nenyama yenja kwa Ingubo yenja kaMfecane kaMzilikazi kaNyongolo…inyama yembwa nematambo nematimati…uniki nomama zala wake kuti adhle izinja futi..kkk

  • Cheap meat hey

  • Indigenization. Use of our resources.
    Kikik

  • Yummy.

  • Lol

  • Disposal procedures are so tight and secure no member of the public is allowed and recently some branches are using cremation if the system was as porous as the reporter needs us to believe then its integrity cld be at disrepute and environment agents like Emma wld eventually shut it down.

    • what do you expect nesichaz in Zim……no money for proper disposal bro!!!!!!!

  • There are together in crime with SPCA

  • Mukanya

    Hail the INNOVATIVE in crisis situations such as ours!!!

  • honestly vamwe vedu takaija panguva yenzara coz hatizive kuti mabhucha edu aitengesi kana dhongi kana gudo takarova kunngoti hapana akazvifumura kwakakakakakakaka!!!!!?

  • Gross

  • Dog pies kikikik

  • Very inovative try smewhere

  • Asazi lina elidla inyama. Thina abama vegetables we are covered. Asambe nge business ndoda, akulankinga enyameni yenja ayibulali. I wanna join you soon.

  • John Brown

    Mapudzi aniwira kusina hari chokwadi vamwe varikusiya varume nekusagona iye otosiya hake kuti agonerei

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