Tuesday, November 19, 2013

More arrests in elephant poaching crackdown




Posted on November 18, 2013 by ZimSitRep_J

via More arrests in elephant poaching crackdown | SW Radio Africa by Alex Bell November 18, 2013

Five more people have been arrested in Zimbabwe in connection with the poisoning of elephants, as part of an ongoing crackdown that followed the deaths of 100 elephants in the Hwange National Park.

The five are reported to have been involved in the cyanide poisoning of 10 elephants in Ngamo Safaris in Lupane. They were arrested along with five other people accused of poaching game at the University of Zimbabwe farm in Harare last week.

This brings to 22 the number of people who have been arrested following the deaths of over 100 elephants in Hwange National Park in August this year. The initial discovery of elephant carcasses in the Park sparked an intensive crackdown on poaching, and a number of suspects have been sentenced to jail time for their alleged involvement in the mass poisoning.

The five latest suspects have been named as William Ncube, Elvis Nkomo, Sikhumbuzo Sibindi, Johannes Mukombwe and Mkhululi Ncube and are all from Lupane.

Meanwhile, two people have also been arrested for the illegal possession of ivory. The two, George Sandinha and James Gurupira, both from Stapleford Farm .were arrested at the Farm while carrying 12 kilograms of ivory valued at $3, 000 which they intended to sell illegally.

According to a statement from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority (ZimParks), the ivory was stashed in a 20 kilogram sack of mealie-meal.

“Investigations reveal that the two bought the ivory at $500 from a supplier in Guruve. The two will appear in court facing charges of contravening the Parks and Wildlife Act. Investigations are continuing,” the ZimParks statement said.


1 comment:

  1. Quick No Credit Check loans up to R4,000,000.00,Apply now

    You are welcomed to CASH FLOW FINANCIAL SERVICE,Our obligation is helping the needy to gain financial stability in order to meet with the demands of living.
    We give out loans from the range of 10,000Rand to 4,000,000Rand, at 3% interest rate Our loans are well insured and maximum security is our priority, Cash flow LOANS is a legitimate and well known lending company based in SOUTH AFRICA.

    We offer loans to individuals as well as organizations who have intentions of renovating houses and institutions, debt consolidation, re-financing and also establishment of business outfits. We give out our Loan in an currency of your choice.Please email us at:(info.cashflowfinance@gmail.com) for an application form.

    * Are you financially Squeezed?
    * Do you seek funds to pay off credits and debts
    * Do you seek finance to set up your own business?
    * Are you in need of private or business loans for various purposes?
    * Do you seek loans to carry out large projects
    * Do you seek funding for various other processes?

    We offer the following types of loans:

    *Commercial Loans.
    *Personal Loans.
    *Business Loans.
    *Investments Loans.
    *Development Loans.
    *Acquisition Loans .
    *Construction loans.
    *Business Loans And many More:

    Requirement Needed For Loan To Be Approved.

    1. Copy of ID
    2. Proof of Residence
    3. 3 months bank statement

    Qualification:

    1. Blacklisted can apply
    2. No credit check
    3. Debt review or court order can apply
    4. ITC can apply

    Your Satisfaction and Financial Success is Our Aim.We are hoping to hear from you soon
    Please email us at: (info.cashflowfinance@gmail.com) for an application form..
    All replies must be to that email above. Thanks and stay bless

    ReplyDelete