Victoria Falls magistrate yesterday(25/2/2015) sentenced three ivory dealers to nine years each in prison each with hard labour. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority public relations manager Caroline Washaya-Moyo said the magistrate Sharon Rosemani found the trio guilty and convicted them.They are Munyaradzi Manhanga aged 26,Freedom Mandundu aged 26 and Simbarashe Nyandiro aged 28.

Washaya-Moyo said the trio was sentenced for illegal possession and dealing in ivory.The ivory weighed 9,43 kilogrammes and is valued at US$1 414,50.The trio was arrested at a local hotel in Victoria Falls in January and all are Victoria Falls residents.

Takunda Ndovorwi appeared for the state.


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