Johannesburg – Following the failure of Tanzanian police to make any arrests in respect to the murder of prominent South African wildlife conservationist Wayne Lotter, Tanzania’s natural resources minister has accused the police of incompetence, AP reported.
Hamisi Kigwangalla on Thursday threatened to escalate the issue by taking it up with President John Magufuli saying that the police had information “but had failed to take action” against those who planned the killing.
Lotter became a target after he developed techniques to catch elephant poachers and ivory smugglers.
He was shot and killed in Tanzania’s commercial hub, Dar es Salaam in August last year.
However, the city’s Special Zone Police Commander Lazaro Mambosasa said the investigation was continuing while Kigwangalla will release a list of suspects in a large wildlife trafficking ring that has operated in the country for decades.