Leonard Ncube & Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Reporters
POLICE have arrested a suspected poacher for allegedly poisoning over 100 elephants using cyanide at Hwange National Park.
Tony Maphosa, who has been on the run since 2013, allegedly poisoned water points and salt pans with cyanide resulting in the death of more than 100 elephants.
Maphosa was arrested in the national park on Wednesday following a tip off.
An anti-poaching team comprising rangers from Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority and police recovered two pieces of ivory from him.
Zimparks spokesperson Mr Tinashe Farawo confirmed the arrest.
“A man from Tsholotsho was arrested on Wednesday with two elephant tusks,” he said.
Mr Farawo said an anti-poaching team was still on the ground in the national park following the killing of two elephants which were discovered on Monday in a suspected case of cyanide poisoning.
Police national spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said he was yet to receive a …
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