Friday, May 13, 2011

Mozambicans nabbed for Zim rhino poaching

TWO Mozambicans have been sentenced to 13 years in prison each for poaching rhinos at Chipinge Safari Area.

Masvingo magistrate, Mr Oliver Mudzongachisvo last week sentenced Finos Elias Chauke (37) of Chauke Village, Chief Bhudhula, Manica in Mozambique and Chiko Jossai Chithlangu (34) of Saresawo Village in Chief Matsorele from the same province were arrested in the Chipinge Safari Area hunting rhinos with an AK47 rifle.

Parks spokesperson Ms Caroline Washaya-Moyo, said the authority would continue to aggressively pursue poaching cases and are appealing to the public to relay information on suspected poachers. She commended the working relations existing between parks, police and the judiciary.

Source: Herald

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