Former Victoria Falls Zanu-PF Mayor Sifiso Mpofu was arrested following a raid of his house which found ivory tusks weighing 120kgs.
The former mayor was arrested after a tip-off, together with accomplices Milton Sibindi and Phathiso Sibanda.
Said ZimParks national spokesperson Tinashe Farawo:
“He was found in possession of 11 pieces of ivory weighing about 120kgs. He is assisting the police with investigations and is expected to appear in court soon. We have managed to recover a pistol from the incident scene and we are warning poachers and the public that if they attempt to shoot at rangers they will be shot. We will fight fire with fire,”