BY SILAS NKALA
FORMER Victoria Falls mayor Sifiso Mpofu (Zanu PF) and his two alleged accomplices have been acquitted on charges of poaching after they were found in possession of elephant tusks.
Mpofu, Milton Sibindi and Phathiso Sibanda were arrested in March and were facing charges of illegal possession of 11 elephant tusks, weighing 120kg.
A rifle with three rounds of ammunition was recovered during their arrest.
Mpofu, who left the mayoral office last year after losing the July harmonised election, operates a hunting safari business in Hwange National Park.
On Monday, Victoria Falls magistrate Rangarirai Gakanje found them not guilty.
In his ruling, the magistrate said the State had failed to prove a prima facie case against the