National Assembly member for Tsholotsho North Roselyn Nkomo says she is being sidelined from the investigations into the poaching scandal that has claimed more than 100 elephants at Hwange National Park.
The MDC-T, which Nkomo represents in Parliament, has accused ZANU PF officials of being behind the massive poaching scandal.
The ruling party through the minister responsible for Environment, Saviour Kasukuwere, has rebuffed the accusations, urging those who have evidence linking ZANU PF officials to the poaching syndicate to bring it forward.
In an interview with Radio Dialogue, Nkomo, said the way government approached the issue was not proper.
"The way government approached this issue was wrong. Instead of finding better ways of finding information on the poaching syndicate, they harassed innocent villagers in Tsholotsho. I was not even in involved when government officials went to meet with the villagers," said Nkomo.
A high powered government delegation made up of Environment, Water and Climate minister Saviour Kasukuwere also has Defence minister Sydney Sekeramai, Kembo Mohadi (Home Affairs), Ignatius Chombo (Local Government), Jonathan Moyo (Information) and Walter Mzembi (Tourism and Hospitality), descended on Tsholotsho and urged villagers who were still holding on to Cyanide to surrender it to Chief Chiposo.
Nkomo also blasted National Parks and Wildlife rangers who are accused of torturing some of the Tsholotsho villagers who were accused of being in possession of Cyanide, which was used to kill the elephants. More....