Accused rhino poachers in court

2012-09-13 18:57

Johannesburg - Two men accused of rhino poaching have appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court, Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife said on Thursday.

Bheki Msweli and Malusi Dubazana appeared on Wednesday. Msweli was denied bail and Dubazana was released on bail, said Ezemvelo spokesperson Musa Mntambo.

The pair were arrested in July.

Msweli worked for Ezemvelo, under the Zululand Wildlife Investigation Unit. He was fired after a disciplinary hearing on Thursday.

The hearing was held at the Johannesburg prison, where he was detained.

He was found guilty of absconding, bringing the organisation into disrepute and providing false evidence.

Both men were expected to appear in court again on October 10.

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