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Malawi’s Minister’s Daughters Shot In U.S., One Dies, The 2nd In Critical Condition1 minute read

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Noria Sendeza, a daughter to Malawi’s deputy minister of defence, Jean Sendeza, has reportedly been shot dead in the United States.

Noria and her sister, Mundi Sendeza, were reportedly shot by one Kalekeni Lindeire, 37, in South Bend, United States of America.

Mundi is said to be on admission at a US hospital.

Thirty-seven years old Lindeire, a Malawian citizen, who has been arrested and is presently in police custody, was said to have gotten angry after Mundi ended their love relationship.

According to a release from the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit, US Police were dispatched shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon to Hickory Village apartments on reports of shots fired.

Dispatchers began getting emergency calls of a rollover accident in a parking lot in the 3600 block of E. Edison Rd. The lot is within the South Bend city limits, and South Bend and Mishawaka police responded to both calls.

Officers found two women who were riding in the overturned vehicle had been shot.

One of the women was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said, while the other was treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

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Zimbabwe Arrests Six In Gold Smuggling Case

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Zimbabwean Police have arrested at least four people in connection with a high profile gold smuggling case involving a relative of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The case began after 53-year-old Henrietta Rushwaya, who is the President of Zimbabwe Miners Federation, was arrested at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport while attempting to smuggle 6kg of gold in her handbag to Dubai.

The gold was said to be worth about $333,000.

Steven Tserayi, one of the president’s long-term aides, was detained with her, according to local reports, and has been sacked by the president, but not arrested.

The police in Zimbabwe have confirmed the arrest of at least four people in the case.

The four include Ali Mohammed of the car dealership Ali Japan 786, whom Rushwaya allegedly fingered as the source of the four gold bars found in her luggage; two security services officers – Steven Cherai and Rafius Mupandauya – who may have been involved in the attempt to get Rushwaya through the security checks with her gold; and Gift Karanda who national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi last night said, when confirming the four arrests, had allegedly lied that he was a member of the Central Intelligence Organisation after he went to the airport to assist Rushwaya.

Rushwaya was arrested after airport scanners detected the gold. Police say she did not have the necessary export permits.

Ms Rushwaya, who appeared in court on Tuesday and is awaiting bail, denied the charges.

The prosecution believes that Ms Rushwaya is part of a wider smuggling ring.

Zimbabwe is a major gold producer, and in the past many smuggling rings have benefited from the protection of powerful politicians.

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Namibia Has 200 Free-Roaming Black Rhinos – Group

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Namibia is the only country with the last free-roaming black rhinos in the world.

The number of the only free-roaming black rhinos left in the world is growing after nearly becoming extinct some years ago from poaching and drought

The Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) on Wednesday made the assertion, citing intensified monitoring and biological management as contributing factors.

According to SRT Chief Executive Officer Simson Urikob, the numbers are now over 200, up from 60 in 2013.

“The numbers are growing. We are incorporating different methods that have helped in increasing numbers.

“We realised that same breeding was not increasing the numbers so we brought new bulls from other national parks and that has helped to increase numbers.’’

Urikob, said intense monitoring has also helped with keeping poachers away, but the COVID-19 outbreak is threatening those efforts.

“We had not had any poaching cases since 2017 but this year we recorded four incidences.

“This is because most lodges are closed thus there are no community rangers in those areas to monitor the rhinos.’’

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South African Dies In Zimbabwe’s Plane Crash

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A South African national was found dead, and two others critically injured, in a crashed plane belonging to the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZIMPARKS) in Zambezi Valley.

Local reports on Tuesday said that a fourth person, who was on the four-seat Cessna 182 light aircraft, is still missing.

It said a 25-man search team has been combing the Chewore Safari Area, Zambezi Valley, in northern Zimbabwe to find him.

The deceased is a South African researcher, who was conducting a game survey with a compatriot and two Zimbabweans, including the pilot, the newspaper said.

Rescuers found the pilot and the other South African researcher badly injured, about 48 hours after the plane disappeared from the radar.

Zimbabwean and Zambian authorities are jointly carrying out the search for the missing passenger.

ZIMPARKS spokesperson, Tinashe Farawo, confirmed the plane crash and said the injured had been taken to Kariba Hospital.

“It is not yet clear what caused the crash and investigations are still in progress.

“We have engaged authorities in Zambia to help in the search for the fourth person who remains missing.”

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