KARIBA — An unidentified suspected poacher was shot dead by Parks and Wildlife rangers, while three others escaped during a raid in the Nyaodza area of Kariba last week.
Mashonaland West police spokesperson Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara confirmed the incident. He said two rangers who had been deployed to carry out patrols in the area caught up with the suspects and fatally shot one of them on January 15.
“During the course of their duties, the two game rangers encountered the suspected poachers and fired two shots using an SKS rifle from a distance of about 50 metres, killing one of them, while three other gang members fled,” said Mabgwezara.
Police in Kariba attended the scene and recovered two live rounds, one from a .303 rifle and another from an AK47 rifle believed to have been in the possession of the suspects.