Peter Makaye (40) Nelson Abraham (34) Charles Muzenda (43) David Murahwa (37) and Godfrey Nyambuya have since appeared before local magistrate Oliver Mudzongachisvo facing charges of contravening a section of the Parks and Wildlife Act.
The accused allegedly killed two rhinos at Sango Ranch during the period July 11-18 this year. They dehorned one animal and the horn was valued at $120 000.
The hit squad were caught in a trap by the Mining Unit Police on July 18 at Semy-Levy Shopping centre in Harare.
The accused agree that they were nabbed by the police while in possession of a rhino horn, but claim that it belonged to a rhino that was found dead at Sango Ranch conservative.
The trial is expected to commence when the state assembles all witnesses and evidence.Post published in: News