Skip to Content

Media Release: Suspected ranger arrested for poaching in the KNP

26 July 2011

The ranger, who has yet to appear in court and therefore cannot be named, was arrested after he was linked to previous rhino poaching incidents that took place in the Park.

“Internal disciplinary and criminal processes against the Ranger will run concurrently and we hope for a speedy trial and believe that justice will prevail. Rangers are guardians and a key force in protecting these rhinos; those who do not aspire to these values should be flushed out and brought to book”, said Mabunda.

This year alone a total of 131 suspected poachers have been arrested around the country, of which 65 of them were arrested in the KNP. Since January this year, throughout the country, 15 suspected poachers have been killed and 9 injured in clashes with authorities in the KNP.

For previous media statements on this matter please go to

Issued by:
KNP Public Relations Department on behalf of SANParks Corporate Communications

wanda mkutshulwa – Head of Communications, SANParks, Tel: (012) 426 5201, Cell: 082 908 2692, e-mail:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+

Return to News

View Archive

Online Bookings

Browse accommodation and activities availability, and book online via our secure payment system and get 5% discount (excludes activities)


Get a Wild Card!

One year's unlimited entry to 80+ National Parks, Reserves and Resorts around Southern Africa. Membership is valid from date of purchase for 365 days and is available for an individual, couple or family, as well as international guests. Read more...

Purchase Membership

Join our Forums

Connect with over 30,000 members in our popular forums.




Public Sightings

Public Sightings