This is an example of how law enforcement and the judiciary aid the continuation of the illegal ivory trade and assist kingpins, KS
Ex-Vic Falls mayor freed on $500 bail (Zimbabwe)
March 22, 2019
Former Victoria Falls mayor, Sifiso Mpofu (Zanu PF) and two of his
co-accused were yesterday set free on $500 bail each by the Bulawayo High
The trio Mpofu (42) Milton Sibindi (47) and Phathiso Sibanda (49), who
reside in Mkosana suburb are facing charges of illegal possession of 11
elephant tusks, weighing 120 kilogrammes.
They initially appeared before Victoria Falls magistrate, Rangarirai
Gakanje a fortnight ago and were remanded in custody.
In addition to the bail, they were each ordered to surrender their travel
documents, reside at their respective addresses, not to interfere with
witnesses and report twice a day at Criminal Investigations Department
Minerals, Flora and Fauna Section in Victoria Falls.
Their lawyer Thulani Nkala yesterday confirmed the release of his clients.
?Yes, they have been released by the High Court on $500 bail coupled with
conditions. They will be appearing in court tomorrow (today) for routine
remand,? Nkala said.