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Ranger shoots, kills fish poacher


CHIREDZI — A ranger at the privately-owned Wasara Ranch, 20km north of Chiredzi, was arrested on Monday for fatally shooting a suspected fish poacher.


Police sources said the suspect, Samson Maravani, was expected to appear in court soon over the alleged murder of Brighton Chimamiso at a dam located inside the ranch.

Ward 32 councillor Antony Magaude said Chimamiso was allegedly shot at point-blank range after he attempted to flee in a canoe.

Chimamiso’s body was recovered from the dam on Monday and taken to Chiredzi General Hospital for post-mortem.

Sources said Maravani was arrested following a tip-off and is expected to appear in court soon over the alleged murder.

Acting Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Charity Mazula yesterday said she had not received the report yet.

The incident comes shortly after another suspected fish poacher from Norton was shot dead under similar circumstances at Lake Chivero by a Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority ranger.

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