St Peter’s residents living in fear of the consequences of sand poaching

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By Providence Moyo

Bulawayo’s St Peters residents are calling for an urgent solution on how to tackle sand poachers who have become a menace in the area. These poachers threaten St Peters resident’s lives. Last week, Freddy Ncube’s house was destroyed as a result of sand poaching especially during the rain season.

Residents are concerned as this may prove fatal for their children as they say if the situation is not urgently tackled, these pits might become death traps for their children. Unfortunately both the local authority and the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) are aware of the predicament facing Ward 17.