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Madagascar: Thieves of zebus in the viewfinder of the gendarmerie in the south of the Big Island




Madagascar: Thieves of zebus in the viewfinder of the gendarmerie in the south of the Big Island
 
The new commander of the gendarmerie Atsimo-Andrefana in the Tulear region, Colonel Alphonse Ramananjatovo aged 51, decided to make the fight against thieves zebu (dahalo) his main priority, with an increase in raids on the herds of cattle that grow in the villages of South of the Big Island.
 
Since the beginning of 2013, 4,755 cattle were stolen by heavily armed criminal gangs in their wake which drain growing insecurity, while in comparison throughout the year 4595 zebu had suffered the same fate as describes the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.

As a reminder, since the end of December 2012, the Malagasy government has stopped Tandroka operation (note: take the bull by the horns), conducted since September against thieves of zebu to curb insecurity in southern Madagascar.
 
The mare of Remenabila, historic leader of dahalo and considered public enemy number one continues in the Fort Dauphin in the heart of southern Madagascar.
Zebu theft comes from ancient Malagasy traditions still strongly rooted in the hinterland.
 
Symbol of manhood before marriage, organized gangs have diverted from its first origin, to set up a very lucrative criminal trade.



Antso Rajaona


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