Zim poacher to be extradited to Botswana

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FRANCISTOWN — Zimbabwean national Dumisani Moyo has lost his bid to halt his extradition to Botswana, where he is due to stand trial for a criminal charge.

Late last week, Moyo appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court after the International Police (Interpol) had applied for his extradition to Botswana to face trial for rhino poaching.

The Monitor has learnt that the magistrate ruled in favour of Interpol and granted the extradition certificate.

Botswana Police Service spokesperson Near Bagali also confirmed the development, saying they were waiting for Harare to rubber stamp the extradition process.

In Botswana, Moyo was charged with illegal possession of a rhino horn, but has allegedly been on the run since 2012, after he was granted bail by a Francistown magistrate. He was rearrested in Kwekwe two months ago.

Rhino horns are in high demand in Asia, where they are widely believed that they can cure certain illnesses.
— The Monitor