The Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism Tommy Nambahu is concerned about the rate at which suspected poachers are granted bail, saying it defeats the purpose of anti-poaching efforts.
He feels suspected poachers should be refused bail if Namibia is to win the fight against poaching of endangered wildlife such as rhino and elephant.
“Criminals out there – be warned. We will not leave any stone unturned. We are going to sharpen our weapons. Don’t come up with these kinds of stories that you need bail – because your wife is pregnant while you are in the dock. When you were poaching did you not realise that you had a pregnant wife or what?” Nambahu fumed on Friday when he received equipment worth N$10 000 for anti-poaching operations from Bushwhackers.