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Zimbabwe: Latest Poaching news just in


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#1 Zimbo_Mukiwa

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:22 PM

:D Zimbabwe: Latest news just in...:D


3 poachers killed, 2 captured, weapon recovered, whilst attempting to shoot rhino on Thursday 14 September 2011 in the eastern border area of Zimbabwe.


Excellent job, well done to all Anti poaching units involved.

(We will keep you updated when more information is out, as it hasn't reached the media as of yet)


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:23 PM

Fantastic news!

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:39 PM

Great, thankyou mate for the update!

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:18 AM

Well done to the Zim anti poaching teams. Attempt implies that no rhinos were harmed, I hope that was the case.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:04 PM

Delighted to hear of this development :) - the only way to but an end to this ugly trade is by such measures that send out a totally unambigious message to these criminal scumbags!!

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 09:53 PM

As promised I'll keep you updated as and when more news comes in; this is what was reported today in the media regarding the latest on the 3 poachers shot:-

The three were part of a group of poachers who resisted arrest after being confronted by rangers in the Chipangayi Safari Area early Tuesday. Two other poachers were arrested while a sixth got away.


THREE suspected rhino poachers were shot and killed by game rangers in the Chipangayi Safari Area near Chiredzi on Tuesday morning
Two others were arrested and their vehicle impounded, while a third suspect escaped the net in a Toyota Corolla.
Rangers, acting on a tip off, waylaid the suspected poachers - Sakhile Ncube, Nicholas Tswami and Million Chauke, all from Beitbridge - and killed them in the pre-dawn ambush after exchanging gunfire.

The National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has since recovered a 306 rifle fitted with a silencer, 18 live rounds of ammunition, two knives, two cellphones and two bags used by the poachers. Parks public relations manager Ms Caroline Washaya-Moyo yesterday said the poachers had been under surveillance after being sold out by a once-duped colleague.

"Information was received by officers based at Buffalo Range Airport, working with a reliable informer that an organised armed poaching group wanted to enter Chipangayi Safari area for the purposes of poaching rhinos," said Ms Washaya-Moyo.



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Zimbabwe is battling to conserve its dwindling population of black and white rhinos. At least 14 have been killed so far this year.

Earlier this month a magistrate in the southern town of Masvingo sentenced two rhino poachers from neighbouring Mozambique to 21 years each in jail.







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Posted 15 September 2011 - 09:54 PM

This is very encouraging to see Zim Wildlife authorities wrestling with the poaching epidemic. Thanks for reporting it.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:07 AM

This is encouraging.

once again - no sympathy.

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