A report seen by the Daily News and compiled by Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority (ZimParks) investigative officer at their Gokwe office, Richard Gutu, haas shown that police in Gokwe are hiring out unregistered fire arms and selling ammunition to poachers in the area.
The investigation by Gutu led to Constable Zengeni Chitekete’s arrest by operatives from ZRP support unit working together with ZimParks and Matusadona Anti-Poaching Project (Mapp) while trying to hire out one of the weapons to a known poacher. He was found in possession of four illegal fire arms. Chitekete was however released under unclear circumstances.
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