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Zimbabwe: Poisoned Elephants Death Toll Rises To 100

Published: September 29, 2013

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Zimbabwe:Further to our last report, the number of elephants poisoned by cyanide in Hwange National Park continues to rise daily. Around 100 carcasses have now been found. 3 of the 8 poachers have been sentenced.

Robert Maphosa (42) has been sentenced to 15 years in prison with labour.

Dead...Poisoned elephant

Dead…Poisoned elephant

Thabani Zondo (24) was also sentenced to 15 years and was also asked to pay USD600 000 to National Parks by December this year.
Deanie Tsuma (25) was sentenced to 15 years and asked to pay USD200 000 to National Parks by December this year.

National Parks and Wildlife Authority believe these sentences will be a deterrent to would be poachers.

The most frightening part of this is that although all the water holes have not yet been tested for cyanide, we do know that at least 2 are contaminated. This means that any animal that drinks from these water holes will die and any carnivors that feed on the carcasses will also die. We are expecting the death toll to keep rising and we will keep everyone informed as we receive the information.

 

RABIES IN BUHERA

We have received a report that a rabid hyena in Buhera has bitten 5 people who are now being treated for rabies. The game fences have all been removed and the plains game are escaping. Thus, the carnivors are having trouble finding food and appear to now be attacking humans. Apparently, the local people have now laid poison down to try and kill the rabid animals. This is a big concern because children and domestic animals are also at risk of being poisoned.

Johnny Rodrigues
Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force


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10 Comments on "Zimbabwe: Poisoned Elephants Death Toll Rises To 100"

  1. Nikuv Fraudster on Sun, 29th Sep 2013 10:12 am 

    Ndozvinoita hudofo you hunted and ate all the game and pulled down fences what do you expect lets blame it on sanctions again. Sorry for the guy who got bitten by the Hyena but the hunters and fence thieves if you have a conscience apologise to your fellow villagers

  2. Dako rako on Sun, 29th Sep 2013 12:00 pm 

    Ipaiwo ka America sanction itambure is that normal kuti sanctipon ratambudza nxaaah kana vatadza vatadza ngavasiye

  3. Kedo on Sun, 29th Sep 2013 12:19 pm 

    THESE FELLAS deserve to rot in prison

  4. Brian on Sun, 29th Sep 2013 1:18 pm 

    Hanti munoziva stereki chizivai tione

  5. Kayla on Sun, 29th Sep 2013 2:12 pm 

    As soon as these MP’s got inagurated things unheard of happened.The Chinotimba Hyena ate the people who voted for him&an unbelievable game circle involving the top guys poisoned the elephants to gest the tusk,Zimbabweans we voted peacefully yes,but unfairly even to the elephants.I am praying for fairness&justice.My God is a God of everything including the elephants.

  6. freedom fighter on Sun, 29th Sep 2013 2:30 pm 

    Kasukuwere says things are under control. How are they under control?Who bought and supplied the cyanide to poachers? That is the root cause of this poaching. Tyson which are these poaching syndicates? Tell Ramsey this instead of inviting him to Zimbabwe and bribing him with ivory and diamonds.

  7. ngidaz on Sun, 29th Sep 2013 2:35 pm 

    Munoziva Ndanyara ini.zvese here kuparadza. Ko munosungireiko vanhu vasina mhosva muchisiya varidzi vePOISON.Vanhu vacho tese tinovaziva .Nhai Nehanda ndiyo nyika yawaiti mapfupa ako achamukira izvozvi zvehutsenye.Isu vanhu vamwari.tinoshungurudzwa nazvo kani. 100 nzou. Varungu vakauraya here .? Kupisa masango kusvika mapere atsamwa kuBuhera ko kungoti tazvitadza. Ini uuuuuuu Hameno

  8. Kamudhosvo on Sun, 29th Sep 2013 3:09 pm 

    From Gukurahundi genocide and now wildlife extermination, through north koreans to Israelis that is Zanu Pf carving its name and Zimbabweans watch with no action?

  9. Kamudhosvo on Sun, 29th Sep 2013 6:22 pm 

    The country has no safety for life both humans and wildlife; the security service is only concerned with diamonds. Ever seen the popular bandits on this site like bandit Miki, Chando Kupisa, Samora, etc commenting the elephants?

  10. HOVIO on Sun, 29th Sep 2013 11:00 pm 

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