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Madagascar: Curfew in Bezaha to fight against the exactions of zebu thieves

To curb the insecurity related to thieves of zebus (dahalo), local authorities of Bezaha after obtaining the opinion of religious leaders of the city located in southern Madagascar, set from January 20 their common under curfew from 9 p.m.
The inhabitants are thus allowed to move around freely and anyone wandering after curfew will be prosecuted by the Procuratorate of Tulear.
The law enforcement patrol in different areas of the city to enforce the curfew in force.
Some people before the introduction of this measure slept in forest for fear of attacks of dahalo at night, as reported by the newspaper Courier of Madagascar.
To recap, the zebu theft comes from ancient Malagasy traditions, but still well established in the hinterland. Symbol of manhood before marriage, criminal gangs have turned away from its original meaning, to convert it into a lucrative trade.

Antso Rajaona

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