State Appeals 'Poaching Kingpin' Accused Case


FRANCISTOWN: Will alleged poaching ringleader, Dumisani Moyo, walk in a case in which he is accused of being found in illegal possession of a rhino horn in Francistown in 2012? This is a question that will ruffle feathers in the sphere of the prosecution and animal conservation in equal measure.

More so that the State has already been barred by a magistrate to produce the rhino horn that Moyo was allegedly found in possession of as part of its evidence. The magistrate expunged the horn to be used as part of evidence because the prosecution did not comply with case management rules showing that the horn would be used as an exhibit in the matter during trial.The State’s case may further be compounded by the fact that the prosecution failed to appeal the magistrate’s ruling on time – a process that triggered the prosecution’s current application before the High Court.

During the hearing to appeal the magistrate’s ruling on Friday, Moyo’s attorney Kagiso Jani prayed with Justice Barnabas Nyamadzabo to dismiss the State’s application to appeal the magistrate’s ruling out of time.

Editor's Comment
‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

Still in Molepolole, a young woman was also reported missing, only for her decapitated body to be found inside in a shallow grave! The issue of missing persons has always been a challenge in our country, and a considerable number of missing persons are unfortunately found dead! Something troubling is the murders related to missing persons, which touch on an array of issues, including the killing of intimate partners, often referred to as passion...

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