Two poachers were on Tuesday morning shot and killed during an exchange of fire with a team of Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority rangers working together with the police in Hwange National Park.
Zimparks spokesperson, Mrs Caroline Washaya-Moyo, confirmed the incident to Star FM News yesterday and said that one of the poachers was from Nkayi while his accomplice was yet to be identified since he had no particulars.
The incident comes a few days after a suspected poacher from Kwekwe Godknows Mashame (43) was arrested for killing a rhinoceros and removing its horns, worth $120, 000 in Bubi Valley Conservancy, in Beitbridge district.
Mashame of 19067 Mbizo 4 Extension was arrested after dropping his cell-phone at the crime scene on 24 December, which the police later used to track him to his base.
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