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Boy poacher (16) busted with lion meat


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A 16-year-old Beitbridge boy has been arrested and charged for trapping and killing a lion.

The minor was arrested together with one Freeman Moyo (38).

Police confirmed the incident via their official Twitter handle Monday.

“The ZRP confirms the arrest of Freeman Moyo (38) and a male juvenile (16) for contravening section 5 of Trapping of Animals Control Act Chapter 20:21.


“The suspects set 50 wire snares at Sentinel Safaris, Beitbridge on 07/05/22 and caught four impalas before game scouts apprehended Freeman Moyo. Investigations led to the recovery of some dried lion and zebra meat loaded in shangani bags in a Green Horse Bus destined for Gwanda.”

Police placed the value of the killed animals at US$26 500.


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