However, while some torts are also crimes punishable with imprisonment. The Zimbabwean law unlike the English law allows or permits the plaintiff to choose his remedies provided he does not want to just enrich himself. This dilemma includes deterioration of the environment. Many living species have died because of the habitat changes they have to go through.
In 2010 the world woke up to shocking news of what has become the largest accidental marine oil spill in history. Which means that the person had the intent to commit the act and actus rea is the guilty act itself. Mens rea is the guilty mind.
In fact deforestation, siltation, water, air and noise pollution, sanitationall are threatening not only the quality of life rather the very survival of human beings.Further, the plaintiff should not endeavor to enforce two inconsistent remedies.