79-year-old man arrested in Kasungu for 12 pieces of ivory

A 79-year-old man, Mbondo Zimba, is in police custody after being found in possession of 12 pieces of raw ivory weighing 61.50 kilograms.

Zimba at Karonga police station
The 12 pieces of ivory Zimba was found in possession with. Pic by Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times.

Kasungu district police spokesperson Harry Namwanza said the  the arrest was made Wednesday night at Chisinga area in the district after police successfully followed a tip from a wellwisher who said the suspect was offering the pieces for sale.

The suspect is expected to appear before court soon to answer the the charge of being found in possession of specimen of listed species contrary to section 86 (1) as read with section 110(b) of National Parks and Wildlife Act.

Mbondo Zimba hails from Bokosi village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwase in the district.

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National CEO
National CEO
3 years ago

It shows that the man killed or was involved in killing of 6 elephants, He could have first found the market of the ivory after killing the first elephant. Otherwise why killing many elephants when there is no market?

3 years ago
Reply to  National CEO

U think better other wise loking for market result in arrest most times.

Henele Gopani
Henele Gopani
3 years ago

Uncle Thom won’t go to jail!

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