Mathew Gwandu and Leons Gwandu versus the Republic - No. 204 of 2013

Territorial subdivision
Seat of court
Arusha
Court jurisdiction
Decision status
Date of opinion
2014
Abstract

The appellants were alleged to have been found in the Tarangire National Park in unlawful possession of three swala pala meat valued at Tshs 1,813,500/-, three did-dik meat valued at Tshs 1,162,500/- and three reedbuck meat valued at Tshs 2,092,500/- all valued at Tsh 5,068,500/- the property of Tanzania Government. Upon conviction they were sentenced to pay a fine of two million shillings or to serve a prison term of twenty years. Their appeal to the High Court was unsuccessful hence this second appeal. Appeal allowed, the Court quashed their convictions, set aside their sentences and ordered their immediate release from prison.

Language of document
Reference number
No. 204 of 2013
Charges
Unlawful possession of government trophy
Money value
TZS 5,068,500
Transnational
No
Decision
Appeal allowed, the court quashed their convictions, set aside their sentences and ordered their immediate release from prison
Penalty
-
Legislation cited
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002