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Zimbabwean jailed for nine years for eating python meat

JOHANNESBURG: A Zimbabwean man has been jailed for nine years for eating python, a protected species, a Zimbabwean daily reported on Friday.

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Archwell Maramba said he had been eating the snake meat for its medicinal value.

“I wanted to eat the python to cure my spine and since I ate my first python I have seen remarkable improvement,” NewsDay quoted Maramba as saying during his court case.

Acting on a tipoff, police found the 58-year-old drying snakeskin and python meat stashed in his house. – Reuters

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