Court lowers bail for rhino poaching suspect

2011-04-19 09:00

The Musina Magistrates Court in Limpopo has lowered the amount of the bail granted to rhino poaching accused Dawie Groenewald from R1 million to R100 000, Beeld newspaper reported today.

Groenewald, a game farmer, posted bail in September. He brought an application yesterday to lower the bail amount.

His lawyer, Thomas Grobler, told Beeld that the court lowered his bail to R100 000.

Groenewald, who owns the farm Prachtig outside Musina, was arrested last year with several other people, including his wife and two veterinarians, on charges related to rhino poaching.

The group was expected to appear in court again on September 30.

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