Chadiza Subordinate Court judge, Fred Musaka has sentenced three Chinese nationals and two Zambians to five years imprisonment each after finding them guilty of ‘illegal possession’ of 25 rhino horns weighing approximately 32 kilogrammes. The three Chinese nationals, Hung Qingzhou, He Qingmao and Wan Qin together with the two Zambians, Lovemore Kamwendo and Obert Simwajata were arrested on 27th July this year at Chanida border near Chadiza District by a joint team of government security investigators. They were all in detention after being charged with possession of prescribed trophy. The five made their first appearance before Chadiza Magistrate Musaka in Eastern Province on Tuesday August 8, 2017, but pleaded not guilty. Their lawyer Chansa Mulenga Kapatamoyo had repeatedly applied for…...

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