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) used to be intercepted in Zimbabwe on Wednesday. The illegal cargo used to be headed to SA.
Per a press liberate from the DRC’s minister of ambiance and sustainable construction, Claude Nyamugabo Bazibuhe, three Congolese and a Zimbabwean nationwide enjoy been arrested and are expected to look in court soon.
Bazibuhe talked about border authorities in Mokambo on the DRC border talked about the truck had documents for the exportation for 32 chimpanzees. Nonetheless, when the truck entered personalized products and companies in Chirundu, on the Zimbabwe border, it used to be came across the consignment used to be no longer chimpanzees but 29 assorted species of monkeys.
Bazibuhe talked about he regretted the incident.
Zimbabwe’s parks and wildlife management spokesperson Tinashe Farawo, speaking on the nation’s 263Chat radio build of living, talked about the organisation used to be working with the Convention on Global Exchange in Endangered Species (CITES) to repatriate the monkeys, but would continue to evaluate the conditions.
Smaragda Louw from SA’s Ban Animal Procuring and selling talked about authorities in SA were investigating where the animals were destined to be delivered, and if they were meant for a non-public particular individual.
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BY Alex Patrick