SEEJ-AFRICA: The Tanzanian arrests of major ivory traffickers Boniface Mathew Malyango, alias “Shetani” in 2015 and Mateso “Chupi” Kasian in 2017 appeared to indicate that the Tanzanian criminal justice system was on the right track. That indication was wrong.
In June of 2020,”Shetani”, original conviction was quashed on its second appeal.
In 2019, after extradition from Mozambique, Kasian was convicted of wildlife trophy offences and fined $215. It should have been over $300,000.
The following story details some of the facts surrounding the cases. Very clearly, corruption is still alive and well in the Tanzanian justice system.
SEEJ-AFRICA will be doing a followup analysis on the “Shetani” case that provides in-depth detail as to why the case was fatally flawed from the onset.