Armed men killed Dutch tourist and guide at Serengeti
Sunday, 24. June 2012, 14:45
A Dutch tourist and a Tanzanian national were on Thursday killed by suspected bandits after the latter invaded the Ikona Wildlife Management Area on the outskirts of the Serengeti National Park.
A statement signed by the Minister for Natural Resources
and Tourism, Ambassador Khamisi Kagasheki, says the Dutch tourist has been
identified as Eric Brekelmans. The Tanzania national has been identified as
Renatus Benard, the Moivaro Camp Assistant Manager.
"The Ministry expresses its sincere shock over this
event that is abnormal. We would like to take this opportunity to assure
visitors that every effort is taken to ensure their safety is in place with
comfort when they are in the country," the statement reads in part.
Moivaro Camp is owned by the Moivaro Coffee Lodge Company
and the killed tourist was a client of the company's Leopard Tours of Arusha.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism in collaboration with the Leopard
Tours and Moivaro Coffee Lodge Company have taken steps to comfort the
affected, including the wife of the deceased tourist, Mrs Annelnes Brekelmans.
During the incident the camp had 40 guests and that they
were robbed of their property along with their passports. The Minister for
Natural Resources and Tourism and that of Home Affairs, Dr Emmanuel Nchimbi
have already visited the scene of the incident.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police delegated to Tourism
sector, Mr Kitalike, has also gone using a Police helicopter to strengthen
security in the area. The police, wardens of the Department of Wildlife and the
Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) park wardens have also jointly
strengthened security at tourist sites and the manhunt for the suspects have
Efforts of transporting the body of the deceased to Arusha
completed yesterday while preparations for burial are still underway.
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