Six Namibians arrested for wildlife crimes
Ellanie Smit, The Namibian Sun
April 29, 2021
WINDHOEK: Six suspects have been arrested in connection with wildlife
crimes in six separate cases from 18 April to 25 April, while 10 illegal
wildlife products were confiscated.
On 18 April, Smith Kangambe was arrested at Menias Brian Libuto police
station with two elephant tusks. He was charged for illegal possession and
dealing of controlled wildlife products.
At Rundu, two Namibians - Elias Sipengo Mbundu and Simon Kalunda Kanyanga -
were arrested on 20 April for being in possession of a python carcass. They
were charged for illegal possession of controlled wildlife products.
In another incident at Otjiwarongo, Matheus Paulus was arrested on 23 April
with a leopard skin. He was charged for illegal possession of controlled
Meanwhile in a separate incident at Outjo, Justin Cornelius Kheib was
arrested on 23 April with an impala carcass. He was charged for the illegal
hunting of specially protected game.
At Ndiyona, John Kavindika Shihungu was arrested on 25 April with five
python skins and was charged for illegal possession of controlled wildlife
All of the suspects arrested are Namibian and have appeared in court.
This is according to information received from the intelligence and
investigation unit within the environment ministry and the protected
resources division in the safety and security ministry.