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Two Mozambicans nabbed for poaching in Mbire

by Simbarashe Sithole
15 Nov 2019 at 12:02hrs | Views
TWO Mozambicans were arraigned before Guruve resident magistrate Shingirai Mutiro yesterday for unlawfully entering Zimbabwe and reportedly possessing two elephant tasks weighing more than 10 kilograms.

The duo Karemba Posani (40) of Magobo village, chief Makombe in Mozambique and Ronald Benjamin (36) of Zeza village, chief Makombe, Mozambique pleaded not guilty to poaching and were remanded in custody to November 25.

Prosecutor Carson Kundiona alleged that the duo entered Zimbabwe on November 9through an undesignated point in Chidodo area, Mushumbi Pools.

On the same date the Mozambicans mistakenly approached ZimParks officials and one police officer while offering elephant tusks for sale.

The officials identified themselves to the suspects and demanded their travelling documents and permit to possess ivory which they failed to produce leading to their arrest.

In another case a 20-year-old Mvurwi bugler was jailed for 5 years for three counts of breaking into people's homes and stealing goods worth $1000.

Alan Zuda pleaded guilty to the charges before the same magistrate who slapped him with an effective 5 year jail term.

The prosecutor Carson Kundiona told the court Zuda broke into three different houses at Musorodhoni farm, Mvurwi was unlucky to be caught holding his loot the same night.

Source - Byo24News