By Blessings Chidakwa Midlands Bureau
A Gokwe villager has been arrested for possessing a pangolin worth $5 000 which he intended to sell.
Takura Hove of Masuka Village appeared before Gokwe magistrate Ms Sithabile Zungula yesterday facing one count of possessing a specially protected animal without a permit or licence.
Hove pleaded not guilty. Ms Zungula remanded him in custody to September 21 for trial.
The prosecutor Mr Progress Chaisva said on September 9 at around 10pm, police officers received information that Hove had been spotted at Gokwe Centre in possession of a pangolin in a vehicle.
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