Poacher killed in Limpopo

2012-08-04 08:13

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A suspected rhino poacher was shot dead and two others arrested at a game lodge near Modimolle, Limpopo police said on Friday.

Police were called to the Matswani game lodge after three men were seen entering the property, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

They shot at police when they were ordered to stop. Police returned fire and a 39-year-old man was killed. The other two tried to drive away. Police however caught up with their car and arrested them.

A rifle and an axe were confiscated. The firearm was linked to a burglary committed in Rustenburg in 2009.

They would appear in the Modimolle Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of rhino poaching and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Read more on:    modimolle  |  poaching

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
27 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Autobraking: See just how good they are!

Just how good are automatic brakes on cars these days? Two VW models have been praised by top UK research centre Thatcham. Find out why...

 

Stay safe

Pro's and con's of accredited driver-training
Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
Need a family ride? SA's top Mommy Cars
Mom's driving-school dream come true
Traffic Alerts
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It may be hard to be light and jovial at the moment as the list of obligations and jobs are growing and your energy levels are...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.