Zimbabwe cyanide supplier out on bail

The man was charged with supplying cyanide to poachers.

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ZIMBABWE - A man appeared in court in Zimbabwe after he was charged with supplying cyanide to poachers, reports said on Sunday.

The poachers were reportedly responsible for the deaths of about 100 elephants in the country's largest game park.

The 30-year-old man had stored three tons of the deadly poison at his home in Harare.

He allegedly sold it to the poachers responsible for what's been described as Zimbabwe's worst ecological disaster.

It's unclear where Elvis Mncube got the cyanide from.

The case highlights shocking lapses in the safe guarding of dangerous chemicals in Zimbabwe.

Last year a truck of sodium cyanide was wrongfully delivered to Harare's main water purification plant in a near mess that terrified city residents.

Mncube is currently out on R1000 bail.