Family of 10 slaughtered on the Zimbabwe Mozambique border…

Poachers shot and killed 10 elephants at one spot in Gonarezhou National Park in Chikombedzi along Zimbabwe’s border with Mozambique and South Africa last week. The elephant carcasses without tusks were found lying along Mutandanjiva River near the road to Ndali communal lands in the north-eastern part of Gonarezhou.

Family of elephants left for dead

Parks and Wildlife Management Authority immediately put a US$1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of the poachers. “The carcasses were discovered on June 1 and several spent cartridges from an FN riffle were found on the scene. The tusks were removed in what appeared to be a well-organized professional job.”

Ranger holding bloody ivory

Parks spokesperson Ms Caroline Washaya-Moyo said the newly appointed Parks Director General, Mr Vitalis Chadenga visited Gonarezhou at the weekend to get first hand information and he was satisfied by the level of investigations taking place, with assistance from national security agents.

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3 Replies to “Family of 10 slaughtered on the Zimbabwe Mozambique border…”

  1. Anne Maher

    Absolutely horrific. Get Interpol involved and all your combined authorities – catch to criminals and save your wildlife. There are enough people to man more security teams. Employ them, train them -it’s getting very late in the day to save lots of this wildlife.

    Best wishes to the new Parks Director – every success in your work.

  2. Mia Tayn

    I am speechless, I am so angry can’t even cry! We’re so sorry for what we’ve done to you and all the other species in this world, sorry that you have to be the ones to pay for the evil deeds of human greed. RIP my gentle giants.

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