Zanu PF chefs killing elephants: MDC-T
THE opposition MDC-T has claimed that syndicates controlled by top Zanu PF officials are responsible for the killing, by cyanide poisoning, of more than a hundred elephants as the ecological disaster becomes a new sparring baton between the rival parties. Wildlife officials say more than one hundred elephants have been killed at Hwange National Park and blame a poaching syndicate suspected to have poisoned water holes with cyanide and laced blocks of salt with the deadly chemical. A handful of poachers have been jailed for up to 15 years and fined about US$200,000 each while those accused of supplying the deadly chemical are also before the courts.
His allegations come after the Zanu PF-leaning state media claimed sanctions imposed by the West nearly a decade ago were responsible for the disaster. The party claims the MDC-T lobbied for the imposition of the sanctions.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Newzimbabwe.comSimilar Stories