Authorities investigating locals procuring for monkeys from the DRC after unlawful cargo intercepted
A cargo of 29 primates from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) became as soon as intercepted in Zimbabwe on Wednesday. The unlawful cargo became as soon as headed to SA.
In response to an announcement from the DRC’s minister of environment and sustainable building, Claude Nyamugabo Bazibuhe, three Congolese and a Zimbabwean national were arrested and are expected to seem in court rapidly.
Bazibuhe acknowledged border authorities in Mokambo on the DRC border acknowledged the truck had paperwork for the exportation for 32 chimpanzees. On the opposite hand, when the truck entered personalized companies in Chirundu, on the Zimbabwe border, it became as soon as learned the consignment became as soon as no longer chimpanzees however 29 diversified species of monkeys.
Bazibuhe acknowledged he regretted the incident.
Zimbabwe’s parks and flora and fauna management spokesperson Tinashe Farawo, speaking on the country’s 263Chat radio put, acknowledged the organisation became as soon as working with the Conference on Worldwide Alternate in Endangered Species (CITES) to repatriate the monkeys, however would continue to examine the instances.
Smaragda Louw from SA’s Ban Animal Trading acknowledged authorities in SA had been investigating where the animals had been destined to be delivered, and if they had been supposed for a private particular person.
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BY Alex Patrick