Two men from Siabuwa in Binga who found a dead elephant at a hunting safari and cut off its two hooves, a tail and some meat were on Friday convicted and sentenced to an effective one-month jail term for contravening the Parks and Wildlife Management Act.
Justice Ncube (25) and Kempton Ncube (19) pleaded guilty to contravening the Parks and Wildlife Management Act when they appeared before Binga magistrate Stephen Ndlovu.
The magistrate sentenced them to an effective 30 days in jail.
On August 20 this year, the two brothers went to Chapungu Safaris in Binga where they saw a dead elephant. They removed its hooves, tail and some meat from the carcass and took them to their home.
Parks and Wildlife Management game rangers were tipped off by the public about what the two had done.
They then raided the duo’s home where they searched and recovered the elephant meat, which led to the arrest of the two.
David Never Shiku prosecuted.