A Bulawayo woman found herself caught up in cyanide wars after she was hired by a gang to ferry the poachers' loot.
She even lied to her husband that she wanted to visit her ill sister in Kwekwe when she was allegedly hired by the poaching syndicate to carry ivory for sale in Harare. Mrs Anna Moyo of Number 16734 Millas Road, Romney Park was invited by the State to testify as a witness together with Mrs Gene Mvereche.
The two are said to be members of the gang that would administer cyanide on watering points for elephants in Hwange National Park thereby killing more than 100 jumbos. In her testimony, Mrs Moyo said she was not aware of what Clever Khumalo and other members loaded into her car.
The car was later impounded by police in Harare and released after the syndicate paid $10 000 bribe sourced by Mrs Moyo. It emerged that a detective from Harare identified as Gumbo facilitated the payment of the bribe and release of the car.
“I lied to my husband because I wanted him to give me the car. I also lied to Chiros (CID officer stationed at Nkulumane Police Station) and told him that I was at home when he phoned because I wanted to hear what he would say,” said Mrs Moyo.
Mrs Moyo said this during cross examination by Khumalo’s defence lawyer, Mr Brighton Ndove of Marondedze, Mukuku, Ndove and Partners. Mr Ndove said Mrs Moyo was a liar as she told the court that she did not know the identity of two other men who travelled in her car to Harare. More....