Limpopo police launch manhunt for lion killers

2017-01-11 22:52
Remains of a lion at the Tzaneen Lion and Predator Park. (Supplied)

Remains of a lion at the Tzaneen Lion and Predator Park. (Supplied)

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Tzaneen – Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for people who killed three male lions and cut off their legs and heads early on Wednesday morning.

They cut through fences and entered a lion enclosure at the Letaba River Lodge, killed the three felines and cut off their heads and legs, Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said in a statement.

The total value of the lions was around R900 000. No arrests had been made.

According to a local weekly newspaper, the Bulletin, the poachers bypassed a newly-installed, state-of-the-art security system and killed the lions by feeding them poisoned meat. The lions were part of the Tzaneen Lion and Predator Park, which is on the grounds of the lodge.

Park owner Andre de Lange was quoted as saying that he suspected it was an inside job.

Anyone with information about the crime could contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or Colonel Jabulani Ngobeni on 082-451-7169.

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