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26-year-old polygamist nabbed for possession of ivory

by Simbarashe Sithole
27 Mar 2018 at 14:37hrs | Views
A 26-year-old Mbire polygamist was arrested on Sunday for possessing an elephant tusk and a fake wooden ivory.

James Shereni from Humbasha village under Chief Chitsungo in Mbire was trapped and arrested by members of Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife who purported as buyers.

Quizzed on why he committed a serious crime with a mandatory sentence of no less than nine years, Shereni said his family is too big since he has three wives and six children hence he tried poaching as it gives huge sums of money if you succeed.

Meanwhile, cases of poaching are on the increase in Mbire despite serious raids by the responsible authorities.

Source - Byo24News