Poacher killed in shootout

2009-12-28 16:10

kalahari.com

Durban - A rhino poacher was killed and two others injured in a fierce exchange of gunfire between a group of poachers and game rangers on Christmas day, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (EKZNW) said on Monday.

“Two suspected rhino poachers were wounded and one killed in an exchange of gunfire with field rangers in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park on the evening of December 25,” EKZNW said.

Field rangers in the iMfolozi section of the park heard shots in the western part of the Makhamisa section of iMfolozi at about 19:40 and responded immediately.

“Using torches the field rangers challenged the intruders, who immediately cocked their weapons.

"In the ensuing exchange of gunfire one suspected poacher was shot dead and two others sustained gunshot wounds.”

Two 308 rifles with slings and two axes were recovered from the poachers.

Rhino carcass found


The carcass of an adult male white rhino was found on the banks of the White Umfolozi River during a helicopter search on Saturday, December 26.

EKZNW general manager for Zululand, Sifiso Kheswa, said he regretted that a life had been lost.

“We regret that a life has been lost in this incident but I would like to reiterate that those who think they can plunder our wildlife resources do so at their peril.”

He said he was grateful that none of his staff had been injured during the gun battle.

- SAPA

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