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Victoria Falls Man Fined $10 000 For Animal Cruelty

Victoria Falls Man Fined $10 000 For Animal Cruelty

A 62-year-old man from Victoria Falls has been fined ZWL$10 000 for ill-treating a donkey.

Mlele Sibanda from Sizinda Village in the outskirts of Victoria Falls recently appeared before the Victoria Falls resident magistrate Godswill Mevenge charged with animal cruelty.

That was after a welfare organisation found him in a scotch cart being pulled by three donkeys, one of whom was seriously injured on the chest.

Allegations were that on 21 September 2022 and at the 401 km-peg along Bulawayo – Victoria Falls Road, Claire Julie Elhorn was driving her vehicle when she noticed Sibanda in a scotch cart being pulled by three donkeys.

“One of them had severe injuries on the chest which prompted her to file for a case,” prosecutor Bhekimpilo Tshabalala told the court.

In court, Elhorn employed by Animal Welfare of Zimbabwe said the extent of the injuries on the donkey proved that Sibanda had continuously abused the donkey and did not render any medical treatment to the animal.

In mitigation, Sibanda said he was not aware of the extent of the injuries and asked the court to give him a lenient sentence.

The magistrate ordered that the injured donkey be taken away from Sibanda and be taken for medical treatment while the accused also pays a fine of $10 000. | VicFallsLive

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22 Comments

2 months ago

Uyu akagonewa uyu


Reece 2 months ago

🙄


A.p 2 months ago

acts like these restore my faith in humanity


MuShona 2 months ago

Mabaya dede nemumukanwa

new kingz 2 months ago

saka zvinebasa rei nesu izvozvo


👤 2 months ago

zvinebasa iwe king rekunyepa... animal cruelty is now too much,people are so cruel to the extent that they abuse domestic animals they keep especially donkeys.

if this law is enforced seriously all will go well

mukmeric 2 months ago

dzidza kutenda zvawapihwa agh uri munhu rudzii zvine basa mhuka dzotodawo kubatwa zvakanaka


Jah 🇿🇼 Tsvarie-07 2 months ago

Thank you for rescuing the donkey...


MuShona 2 months ago

Zvokwadi iyoyo

Asalif 2 months ago

Those rights if they are applied to human beings Zimbabwe would be a better place to invest and to stay but Heeey they only apply to domestic and wild animals 😀😀😀


MuShona 2 months ago

Aikaka, verengai Bumbiro remutemo mukoma

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Anonymous 2 months ago

ndosaka takadzinga varungu munoumu, ungauya kusungisa munhu kuti dongi raroverweyi. Ivo vaisunga nekurova vanhu pasina kana 200 years back... vakutoda kuva humane zvekunzwira donkey tsitsi. shame


Billey 2 months ago

Vanozivana, otherwise you can weste yr paPindula.. busy doing nothing.

concerned 2 months ago

This should also be applied to people from mbembeswani in Kwekwe really they abuse their donkeys


said he 2 months ago

talking about donkies


olive 2 months ago

juru my husband were are you


juru 2 months ago

warophwa bhi..nzi nema truck drivers waakuda kuchidzokera manje

TTT 2 months ago

Murombo ari munhamo chokwadi!


juru 2 months ago

siyana neni olive waimbovepi uye unani


Olive 2 months ago

Handichakuda juru une kadora apa unonhuwha mukanwa apa kugeza kuri kure


i 2 months ago

makamugona wedonkie uyo endai futi kubeitbridge kune vanorarisa madonkie pabhawa husiku hwese rakabopwa ivo vachidhakwa zvavo kuita donkie mota haaa zvakaoma


2 months ago

Haaah **** dzenyu , munganditongera donkey rangu here guys murimbwa...,!!!!!!!!!!



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