By A Correspondent| The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit has announced the death of one of its members Clever Kapandura who succumbed to injuries sustained after he was attacked by an elephant while on duty.
In a statement, the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit said a charged elephant intercepted Kapandura while following a report of a possible poaching incident.
“On Friday 8th October, following a report of a possible poaching incident with GPS coordinates of a carcass, VFAPU deployed a team of anti-poaching scouts to investigate the scene. Clever Kapandura, as the operations co-ordinator for the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit, and being the passionate and committed leader he was, decided to go out and join the team on the ground to investigate the scene. Whilst following the GPS Coordinates, the team noticed an Elephant Bull a substantial distance away.
“For some unknown reason, the Elephant Bull charged from approximately 120 meters, and the team of three scouts had to split up. Despite following all the prescribed evasive action in an elephant charge situation, the animal continued its charge and sadly intercepted Clever. His fellow scouts managed to scare the elephant off and called for support, but by the time the ambulance arrived Clever had succumbed to his injuries sustained in the tragic incident,” VFAPU said.