Botswana officers appear in Zim court

source: BOPA
29 January, 2010

GABORONE – The three Department of Wildlife and National Parks game scouts detained in Zimbabwe will appear in court on Monday.

They were detained when they mistakenly crossed into the neighbouring country while tracking a pack of lions that had killed two cows in Lesoma.

Assistant Superintendent Chakalisa Nkoni of Kazungula Police Station said according to reports they received from their Zimbabwean counterparts, the officers will be remanded in custody until February 1 and that their vehicle and guns have been confiscated by the Zimbabwean police.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation says the ministry is deeply concerned about the continued detention of the officers, adding that they made a genuine mistake of crossing the border into Zimbabwe.

The ministry said it has reassured Zimbabwean authorities that the officers had no intention of violating the [continue reading]



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