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Media Release: Suspected Poacher Shot on KNP Boundary
Date: 13th December 2006
At least one suspected poacher was shot early this morning (Wednesday December 13, 2006) on the Eastern Boundary of the Kruger National Park...
At least one suspected poacher was shot early this morning (Wednesday December 13, 2006) on the Eastern Boundary of the Kruger National Park.
Rangers were meticulously patrolling the area after a rhino was poached there earlier this year and observed two suspects climbing over the boundary fence, which also acts as the international border between Mozambique and South Africa.
One of the suspects was armed with an AK47 Assault Rifle and KNP Field Rangers edged closer to get a better look at them. KNP Field Rangers then shouted to the suspects to stand still and the suspect with the weapon suddenly turned round.
Interpreting this as a threat, the KNP Field Rangers opened fire on the suspects, who split up and climbed over the fence back into Mozambique.
On further investigation, definite drops of blood were found, suggesting that at least one of the suspects was injured. KNP Rangers are investigating the scene for more evidence.
Issued by: South African National Parks
Tobey Matlaisane Stakeholder & Media Relations
South African National Parks
Tel: (012) 426-5020