2 soldiers in court over 55kg zebra meat

TWO members of the Zimbabwe National Army appeared before Kariba magistrate, Felix Chaoromwe last week facing poaching charges after they were allegedly found in possession of 55kg zebra meat.

BY NUNURAI JENA

The court heard that Might Nyoni (30) and Stephen Jimu (38) were arrested following an ambush by rangers from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority on February 5 this year.

It was the State’s case that the suspects were ambushed and arrested while aboard a fibre dink at GatsheGatshe Harbour in Lake Kariba.

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The third soldier allegedly escaped arrest and fled, leaving behind an FN and AK-47 rifles.

Further investigations established the assault rifles belonged to Zimbabwe National Army Parachute Regiment based at Inkomo Barracks in Darwendale.

The value of the hunted zebra is $3 000 and the 55kg of game meat recovered was worth $166.

The suspects were remanded in custody to tomorrow for trial.

Last week, another soldier was fined $200 after being caught with 14kg of game meat at Wafa Wafa Base in Kariba.

5 Responses to 2 soldiers in court over 55kg zebra meat

  1. Willard Mubvumbi February 8, 2016 at 7:11 am #

    Muchinguri was contemplating having the ZNA, working hand in gloves with rangers to fight the poachers. Now look. Imagine if the soldiers are to be given the green light to guard our game parks, all the animals will go extinct.

  2. WILLARD MUBVUMBI February 8, 2016 at 7:32 am #

    Muchinguri was contemplating having ZNA working HAND IN GLOVE with the rangers to fight the poachers. Now look. Imagine if the soldiers are to be given the green light to guard our game parks, all the animals will go extinct.

  3. animal lover February 8, 2016 at 8:19 am #

    its so sad to find that the ones that we think protect us and our resources are turning into rogues. We dont expect to encounter poachers in the mould of soldiers twice within a week. this is a clear sign that worse things are happening without detection.

  4. Mukanya February 8, 2016 at 9:10 am #

    In crimes for survival “We collaborate Sir/Madam”!!!!!

  5. Norbert February 9, 2016 at 3:21 am #

    Forced by the situation.

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