Rampaging elephants worsen Matsiloje�s drought woes

Elephants.PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Elephants.PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: Minister of Wildlife, Environment and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama says his ministry is working around the clock to deal with the recent spate of elephants that have been giving residents of Matsiloje and surrounding areas sleepless nights.

“We are aware of elephants that have been roaming around the country including Matsiloje areas. The elephants in Matsiloje are mostly from Zimbabwe. We recently opened up an office in Masunga, which is aimed at controlling elephants in the North East and surrounding areas,” Khama told Mmegi via SMS on Tuesday.

He said that the ministry is undertaking research on the movements of the elephants, which will inform them on effective strategies to deal with the beasts, especially in the Tuli Block and Matsiloje areas.

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