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Poachers kill six buyers

by Staff Reporter
07 Jan 2014 at 20:55hrs | Views
Daring poachers in Binga on  Sunday allegedly shot and killed six people who intended to buy Elephant tusks from them following a misunderstanding, Radio Dialogue has reported.

 According to Radio Dialogue, the gruesome murder took place in Manjolo area along Kariangwe road.

Highly placed sources who spoke to Radio Dialogue said five men and one woman approached some known poachers in the area with the intention of buying an unspecified number of elephant tusks.

The poachers then managed to source the tasks and arranged a meeting with the buyers.

"The poachers informed the buyers that they had managed to secure the tusks. The buyers in the company of a woman popularly known in the area as MaMoyo then drove to a secluded spot in Manjolo along Kariangwe road on Sunday where the transaction was supposed to take place," said the source.

"However, the two parties seem to have failed to agree on the price and the buyers are said to have threatened to pull out of the deal. The poachers incensed by the sudden change of heart by the buyers then proceeded to shoot the six of them and took the money and disappeared."

The buyers, who nationality could not be immediately verified were said to have been in possession of huge sums of money.

The bodies of the six people were discovered on Monday together with a white pick up truck they were said to have been travelling in.

The source said their bodies were taken to Binga District Hospital mortuary.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police Matebeleland North provincial spokesperson Assistant Inspector Eglon Nkala said he was not aware of the incident when contacted for comment.

His counterparts in Binga and Hwange also denied any knowledge of the incident.

Source - Radio Dialogue | ZimbabweFocus