7 held for rhino poaching in Limpopo

2014-04-07 14:42


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Johannesburg - Seven people arrested in connection with rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park (KNP) appeared in the Phalaborwa Magistrate's Court on Monday, Limpopo police said.

Milton Mlambo, aged 33, and Phillip Shitlhangu, aged 29, appeared on charges of illegal possession of a fire-arm and ammunition, and conspiracy to poach rhino under the National Environmental Biodiversity Act, said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

The matter was postponed to 16 April, when they were expected to make a formal application for bail. They remained in police custody.

They were arrested in Gravelotte around 02.45 on Saturday. A hunting rifle, live ammunition, an axe and a panga were seized.

The other five other suspected poachers were arrested outside the KNP in the same area on Friday, Mulaudzi said.

They faced charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Doctor Ngwenyama, aged 36, was granted bail of R10 000. Thulani Siwela, aged 28, Given Mashaba, aged 30, Vusi Matsane, aged 45, and Robert Sondlani, aged 38, remained in police custody.

They were expected to formally apply for bail at their next appearance on Thursday.
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