Four arrested for poaching

Four Bindura men, who shot and killed a bushbuck at a game park in Mashonaland Central province have pleaded guilty to poaching.

The quartet of Lovemore Kandiya, Hendrick Chirungu, Edson Karudzarema and Leo Chitengu pleaded guilty to poaching before Magistrate Tendai Chifamba and were remanded in custody for sentencing.

Prosecutor, Vincent Marunya told the court that on January 7, the four stormed Tsambe Game Park in search of game meat, before shooting and killing a bushbuck which they took home.

Game rangers, who heard gunshots conducted a search and found footprints leading to Kandiya’s homestead.

They filed a police report leading to Kandiya’s arrest and the recovery of a dish full of game meat.

He implicated his three accomplices, who were subsequently found with some meat as well as a 303 rifle used to commit the crime.

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