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Four men arrested for poaching in Sibbinda Constituency

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The Ministry of Environment's Anti-Poaching Unit has apprehended four men in the early hours of today near Lusu Village in Sibbinda Constituency, Zambezi Region, for illegal possession of wildlife products.

The four men, all Namibians, were found in possession of two carcasses of wildebeests and one of a buffalo.

The unit also confiscated three hunting rifles that were found in their possession and impounded their vehicle.

It is reported that the animals were poached in the Lake Lyambezi basin.

Lyashulu Village residents unhappy with harassment by Anti-Poaching Unit

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Residents of Lyashulu Village in the Zambezi Region have expressed disappointment with the alleged continuation of harassment by members of the Anti-Poaching Unit in their area.

The Headman of Shihyera Sub-Khuta, Oscar Munanzi, says the actions of the Unit cannot be tolerated anymore.

The community says several fishermen in the area have allegedly been subjected to torture and harassment and had their fish confiscated despite being in possession of fishing permits from the Fisheries Ministry.