By Nduduzo Tshuma
Environment, Water and Climate minister Saviour Kasukuwere says he has taken to social media to raise awareness about environmental issues following the mass poisoning of elephants at the Hwange National Park.
Kasukuwere, one of few technological savvy ministers in President Robert Mugabe’s Cabinet, has been active on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter urging zero tolerance to poaching.
This followed the death of over 95 elephants at the game reserve after they were poisoned by villagers.
The Hwange disaster has even caught the eyes of celebrities including Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey who last week took to Twitter to express his outrage.
Kasukuwere immediately seized on Ramsey’s interest and invited him to Zimbabwe so he could see for himself the country’s conservation efforts.
Although, the Arsenal star has not taken up the offer, the minister believes if he does, it would be a coup for Zimbabwe as the country battles to clean its image in the wake of the worst poaching case in history.
“His visit would be good for the country,” Kasukuwere told Southern Eye on the sidelines of a meeting with villagers under Chief Siphoso’s area in Tsholotsho on Friday. More....