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Media Release: Three suspected poachers die

Date: 2011-02-07

During the confrontation three of the suspected poachers were fatally injured and one suspect was wounded. A fifth suspect managed to evade arrest and is currently being pursued. The wounded suspect was treated at the scene and moved to hospital where he is receiving further medical attention.


A firearm (R5 military type), ammunition as well as other poaching related implements were recovered at the scene of the incident. Further investigations in this regard are currently underway.


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SANParks Corporate Communications


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