LATEST: Parks to name poaching masterminds

LATEST: Parks to name poaching masterminds

Lloyd Gumbo Senior Reporter

Parliament will soon receive names of senior officials from the security forces and the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority involved in poaching wildlife.

ZimParks director-general Mr Edson Chidziya said they wanted mandatory sentencing for poachers to be reviewed to between 20 and 25 years, from the current nine years for first time offenders.

Last year recorded the highest number of poaching in the past five years with 176 cases being recorded.

Mr Chidziya revealed this when he appeared before the parliamentary portfolio committee on Environment, Water, Tourism and Hospitality Industry in Harare on Monday.

Details to follow….

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