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Rhino poaching arrests

29 August 2013

The first two arrests took place on the 27th and after further investigations, a further two were arrested on the 29th outside the Park. 

A semi auto 12 bore shotgun, ammunition and other hunting equipment was recovered. Further arrests are expected to take place as investigations continue. 
The operation was intelligence driven. 

In a separate incident in the Mahlangeni region of the KNP, SANParks Rangers made contact with a group of three suspected poachers, one of the poachers was fatally wounded and the other two managed to escape under the cover of darkness. A .458 rifle, ammunition and poaching equipment were recovered.  

For media enquiries: 
Reynold “Rey” Thakhuli
SANParks General Manager: PR, Media and Stakeholder Relations
Tel: 012 426 5203; Cell: 073 373 4999 


Ike Phaahla
SANParks Media Specialist
Tel: 012 426 5315; Cell: 083 673 6974