KNP impala killer banned

2012-05-09 08:23

Public outcry over the horrific accident in which seven Impala were killed in the Kruger National Park, and the meager fine of R2500 imposed on the responsible driver has led to a substantial fine increase as well as a ban of five years.

In a statement released by SANParks, they announced that a further penalty amounting to R21 000 would be imposed on the main contractor of Kgokole Mmakole Trading & Projects CC for failure to comply with the Code of Conduct in respect to the death of seven Impala. In addition, a ban of five years was imposed on the driver of the vehicle involved, prohibiting him from entering the Park for whatever reason.

The Managing Executive of the KNP, Mr Abe Sibiya said "I am completely saddened by this incident and would like to warn all contractors, suppliers, staff members and guests to strictly adhere to the rules and regulations of the Park. Otherwise, severe action shall be taken against any perpetrator without exception. People cannot be allowed to continue to disobey the rules and go unpunished."

"We will up our ante and there will be more arrests and harsher penalties for transgressions in the Park", Sibiya concluded.

Follow @GoTravel24 on twitter or like our Facebook page for the latest travel updates or come check out our images on Pinterest

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
60 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside Travel

 
/News
 

Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!

It’s the season to be jolly – so we’ve rounded up some new Joburg hot spots!

 
 

I love summer.24

Summer Survey!
Great ideas for the best summer sandwiches!
Christmas lingerie to make this festive season the best one ever!
13 things you might not know about Disneyland
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.