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Cop, poachers face fate today

Cop, poachers face fate today

A FORMER policeman, who is believed to be behind the poisoning of 23 elephants at Ngamo Safaris together with his four accomplices, will know his fate today when Hwange magistrate Lindiwe Maphosa passes sentence.

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.

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.

Zanu PF syndicates behind Hwange poaching: MDC-T

Zanu PF syndicates behind Hwange poaching: MDC-T

MDC-T has claimed poaching syndicates behind the mass killing of elephants at Hwange National Park are linked to Zanu PF…

Hwange poacher jailed 15 years

Hwange poacher jailed 15 years

ONE of the two poachers arrested over the weekend for poisoning 11 elephants and dehorning them was yesterday jailed for 15 years.

Poaching: Villagers should not be victimised

Poaching: Villagers should not be victimised

REPORTS that Tsholotsho villagers under Chief Siphoso have not handed any cyanide stocks they are reportedly keeping at their homes following an ultimatum by a government taskforce early this month show that finding a solution to the alarming poaching activities at the Hwange National Park will not be easy.

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