Three Poachers were shot and killed by Zimparks rangers in the Bubye Conservancy this week. The poachers were suspected to be poaching Rhino. Said Zimparks spokesperson, Tinashe Farawo, said in the case of Bubye, there’s suspicion being investigated that insiders could be involved:
Today, three poachers have been shot dead, it’s unfortunate, but we shoot to kill. How do you arrest a man with a gun without him killing you? Our policy is shoot to kill. We have been losing rhinos at an alarming rate, but we are now on top of the situation. We have taken the fight to the poachers of late and we attribute this to new management.
We are also investigating a possibility of an inside job being attributed to the Bubye Valley Conservancy and details will soon be out. From the time new management took over to date, 10 poachers have been killed. It’s unfortunate, but that is what it is, we have been losing animals.