Authorities investigating locals buying monkeys from the DRC after illegal cargo intercepted
A cargo of 29 primates from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) became once intercepted in Zimbabwe on Wednesday. The illegal cargo became once headed to SA.
Consistent with a press free up from the DRC’s minister of environment and sustainable pattern, Claude Nyamugabo Bazibuhe, three Congolese and a Zimbabwean nationwide had been arrested and are expected to seem in court docket soon.
Bazibuhe said border authorities in Mokambo on the DRC border said the truck had documents for the exportation for 32 chimpanzees. On the opposite hand, when the truck entered customized products and services in Chirundu, on the Zimbabwe border, it became once stumbled on the consignment became once no longer chimpanzees nonetheless 29 various species of monkeys.
Bazibuhe said he regretted the incident.
Zimbabwe’s parks and flora and fauna management spokesperson Tinashe Farawo, talking on the nation’s 263Chat radio salvage, said the organisation became once working with the Convention on World Alternate in Endangered Species (CITES) to repatriate the monkeys, nonetheless would proceed to analyze the circumstances.
Smaragda Louw from SA’s Ban Animal Trading said authorities in SA had been investigating the salvage the animals had been destined to be delivered, and if they had been intended for a non-public particular person.
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BY Alex Patrick