Byo trio nabbed over rhino horn

Source: Byo trio nabbed over rhino horn – NewsDay Zimbabwe


THREE Bulawayo men are in trouble after they were found in possession of a rhino horn without a licence.

The trio is set to appear in court soon.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube yesterday confirmed that police had arrested Mpumelelo Moyo (44) from Morningside, Bongani Gazi (32) from Barham Green and Mbonisi Ndlovu (49) from Montrose.

“On October 12 at around 9am, police received a tip-off to the effect that the accused persons were in possession of a rhinoceros horn and they were looking for a buyer. Acting on the information, the police investigated and found Gazi with a grey plastic paper bag with ivory. He was in the company of Ndlovu,’’ Ncube said.

“Police searched the two and recovered a rhino horn inside the plastic bag. Upon further questioning, the pair failed to produce a permit allowing them to be in possession of ivory.”

Ncube said the pair implicated Moyo, saying he was the owner of the horn and he had given it to them so that they look for

This led to Moyo’s arrest.