31 year old sentenced to 3 months for illegal sale of game meat.

31 year old sentenced to 3 months for illegal sale of game meat.

Hwange Provincial Magistrate Sharon Rosemani on 27 December sentenced Thabani Shoko 31, of Gamba village, Lukosi in Hwange, to 3 months in prison with labour, for the illegal sale of game meat. Memory Munsaka was prosecuting. He was arrested on the 25th of December at Cross Dete where he was illegally selling dried kudu and impala game meat to truck drivers.

He was arrested for contravening section 59(b) of the Parks and Wildlife Act chapter 2014 of 1996 which is the removal of game meat from one place to another without a permit. Shoko was found in possession of 44 bundles of dried game meat weighing 10 kilogrammes. He confessed to poaching the meat in Sinamatella, Hwange National Park.

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority advises the public who wish to venture into game meat selling to approach Zimparks offices for assistance on how to acquire the permit. The Authority however warnes members of the public against illegally selling the plant adding that they risk prosecution. The flame lilly is a specially protected indigenous plant and anyone  found and or seen with it without proper papers risks prosecution, this according to section 51 of the statutory instrument 362 of 1990.The illegal sale of the flame lilly is rife during rainy season.

Leave a Comment





Book for a facility Online with ease

Web Design MymensinghPremium WordPress ThemesWeb Development

Zimparks guns down hippo in Nyanyadzi

August 31, 2017August 31, 2017
Inset from Zimpapers. THE Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority last week shot dead a hippopotamus that was damaging winter wheat in Nyanyadzi. The hippo, which had a calf, is believed to have escaped from Save Conservancy. ZPWMA ordered the shooting of the hippos after traditional leaders in the area reported that it was damaging crops and endangering lives. ZPWMA officer, Mr John Danfa, said they were still hunting for the calf which is believed to have found habitat along Save River. “Usually hippos move up and down rivers during the rainy season. We believe the two escaped from Save Valley Conservancy. They were both females and they do not usually click if there is no male. “They are believed to have separated. We received reports from traditional leaders in Hot Springs and Nyanyadzi that these hippos were feeding on wheat and crops in their fields.” “People’s lives were endangered so the authorities ordered its killing. The first time we attempted to kill it, it was in the company of so many cattle and could not do anything. Our officer teamed up with villagers to track it until last week when it was shot down in Nyanyadzi”. The officer is said to have fired 12 shots before the hippo died. The meat was shared by villagers. One of the villagers in Dirikwe village, Mr Tapiwa Munyati, said: “This hippo was becoming a threat to human lives in the area. It was being spotted near homes at night. “There are vegetable gardens along one of Save River’s tributaries where it was being spotted.“We were told that hippos do not like light and the danger was that lives would have been lost.” “A villager survived death by a whisker recently when the hippo strayed into his homestead.“He went out of his house to investigate when his dogs were barking. He had a torch and the hippo advanced towards him. “Fortunately he managed to escape the attack and notified other villagers and the village head. We are appealing to the responsible authorities to make sure that the remaining one is also killed,” said Mr Munyati.