An elephant that killed the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) operations director on Friday morning was tracked and later shot dead by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) rangers.
The stray elephant had charged at Clever Kapandura (51), attacked and trampled him to death, while he was conducting an anti-poaching patrol on Friday near Bonnaise Air bush owned by the Victoria Falls City Council.
Lovemore Ndlovu from Bonnaise Air confirmed to CITE that the elephant had been gunned down. He said:
They killed it approximately five hours later at Aerodrome suburbs.
The search was not easy as it was equally dangerous, but it was spotted by a helicopter that was dispatched to join the search and it was immediately gunned down at the same spot.
The developments were also confirmed by VFAPU co- director Teddy Brightman.
However, Zimparks spokesperson, Tinashe Farawo said he was not aware of the development but commended what rangers had done.