Pan­golin lands Gokwe man in trou­ble

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Crime & Courts - Bless­ings Chi­dakwa Mid­lands Bu­reau

A GOKWE vil­lager has been ar­rested for pos­sess­ing a pan­golin worth $5 000 which he in­tended to sell.

Takura Hove of Masuka Vil­lage ap­peared be­fore Gokwe mag­is­trate Ms Sitha­bile Zun­gula yes­ter­day fac­ing one count of pos­sess­ing a spe­cially pro­tected an­i­mal with­out a per­mit or li­cence. Hove pleaded not guilty. Ms Zun­gula re­manded him in cus­tody to Septem­ber 21 for trial.

The prose­cu­tor Mr Progress Chaisva said on Septem­ber 9 at around 10pm, po­lice of­fi­cers re­ceived in­for­ma­tion that Hove had been spot­ted at Gokwe Cen­tre in pos­ses­sion of a pan­golin in a ve­hi­cle.

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