Chinese miners 'poisoning Zim elephants'

A Zimbabwean conservation group is claiming Chinese miners are poisoning elephants in the Zambezi Valley....

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A Zimbabwean conservation group is claiming Chinese miners are poisoning elephants in the Zambezi Valley.

The Zimbabwe Conservation Taskforce says it has reports of nine elephants being killed so far.

The taskforce says the nine elephants were killed at Mushumbe Pools, reportedly with poisoned loaves of bread.

Johnny Rodrigues believes a Chinese firm looking for uranium was responsible, but there has been no police confirmation of that.

Rodrigues told Eyewitness News that the ivory has been removed from the carcasses.

He is now worried that if the carcasses are not burnt, they will poison other wildlife.

Rodrigues says they have reported the matter to the National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, who has promised to investigate.