Problem elephant killed at Okapundja

28 Dec 2013 09:40am
OPUWO, 28 DEC (NAMPA) – The violent elephant bull which killed a 64-year-old man about two weeks ago in the Okatumba village, have finally been hunted down and killed.
The elephant was shot by officials of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) after 13 days extensive search for it.
According to a MET game guide Kevin Kenahama, who was part of the hunting party since it started, the elephant was shot around 08h30 on Thursday, about 55km south of Opuwo in the Okapundja village.
“The violent elephant stormed the game guides and the community who were tracking it and three other elephants for the past days,” said Kenahama.
The Chairperson of the Okongoro Conservancy, Zahungama Mujenda confirmed that the elephant bull’s meat was distributed among some of the 300 residents of the conservancy.
Villagers of the Okapundja, Omireko, Otjerunda and Okatumba villages all feared going into the bush because of the aggressive elephant bull that threatened their lives.