By Katare Mbashiru
The ongoing operation to flush out poachers has alledgedly claimed the life of another man in Mlele District, Katavi Region.
Madirisha Mchagula was allegedly killed as he attempted to block police from searching his home along with anti-poaching unit officers.
In the incident, Madirisha’s brother, Mr Jitafura Mchagula and other Ruchima villagers were seriously wounded as the officers pursued them.
Majimoto Ward councilor Nyasongo Serengeti and Mamba division officer Rioba Shomari were among those who were seriously injured.
The revelation of the killing was made yesterday in Parliament by Mpanda Special Seats MP, Pudenciana Kikwembe (CCM), when debating the 2014/2015 national economic development plan.
The angry legislator accused the anti-poaching unit of abusing human rights and called for immediate government intervention.
In another development, four people were yesterday arraigned before a Kilimanjaro court charged with poaching-related offences. They include prominent businessman Mohammed Hatiki.
So far, various people have reportedly been killed in different regions putting the government to fierce criticism. More....