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Cyanide deaths bombshell

Cyanide deaths bombshell

BATTLE lines have been drawn between Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) senior management and middle managers after the authority reneged on implementing an agreed salary and allowance resolution amid revelations that this led to area managers sitting on information about the cyanide poisoning of elephants.

Suspected poacher up for burglary

Suspected poacher up for burglary

FARAI Chitsa (34) of Old Pumula and his unidentified accomplices, who were out on bail for poaching jumbos at the Hwange National Park last year, were arrested for burglary on Tuesday.

‘In 10 years there will be no African elephants’

‘In 10 years there will be no African elephants’

AFRICAN ministers and experts meet next week in Botswana to chart ways to stamp out a spike in elephant killings fuelled by a growing demand for ivory in Asia.

Three nabbed over cyanide

Three nabbed over cyanide

THERE appears to be a massive upswing in industrial poaching in Zimbabwe after police arrested three Lupane men in connection with the killing of about eight elephants whose carcasses were recently discovered at Ngamo Safaris.

Poaching saga: Cops denied bail

Poaching saga: Cops denied bail

BULAWAYO High Court judge Justice Martin Makonese has denied bail to a police boss and his three subordinates who allegedly received a $10 000 bribe from poachers suspected to have recently poisoned to death over 100 elephants in the Hwange National Park.

‘Tortured’ Tsholotsho  victim hits back

‘Tortured’ Tsholotsho victim hits back

THE Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZHLR) has set up a fund to pay the legal fees of Tsholotsho villager Lot Zondo (51) who is one of several villagers that were allegedly tortured by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) rangers in a bid to extract information on the source of the cyanide used to poison over 100 elephants at the Hwange National Park.

Tsholotsho villagers’ torture condemned

Tsholotsho villagers’ torture condemned

HUMAN rights and civil society organisations yesterday called for the prosecution of Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) rangers who allegedly tortured Tsholotsho villagers in a bid to extract information on the source of cyanide used to poison elephants at the Hwange National Park.

Villagers innocent  until proven guilty

Villagers innocent until proven guilty

THE allegations that Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) rangers are terrorising villagers in a bid to extract information about cyanide used to kill elephants at the Hwange National Park must be strongly condemned.

Rangers burnt our genitals:  ‘Tortured’ Tsholotsho villager

Rangers burnt our genitals: ‘Tortured’ Tsholotsho villager

TSHOLOTSHO villager Lot Zondo (51) yesterday narrated how he was allegedly tortured for five days by Zimbabwe Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) rangers who accused him of being behind the massive poaching scandal that has rocked Hwange National Park.

300 elephants killed: ZCTF

300 elephants killed: ZCTF

HARARE — More than 300 elephants and other animals have died of cyanide poisoning by poachers in Zimbabwe’s largest game park, a wildlife conservation group said yesterday.

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