Hunters’ association ‘shocked’ at killing

2011-08-08 09:04

The Professional Hunters’ Association of SA (Phasa) expressed shock at the killing of one of its members during a robbery in White River, Mpumalanga.

“Phasa conveys its condolences to the bereaved family and expresses its sympathy to the foreign hunting clients who were with him at the time of the accident,” said Phasa CEO Adri Kitshoff in a statement.

The deceased was identified as Devlin Carton-Barber, a professional hunter and life member of Phasa.
Mpumalanga police spokesperson Captain Leonard Hlathi said the police were still searching for his killers.

The 27-year-old hunter was shot dead at a guesthouse near White River on Friday night.

He had been accompanying two US tourists who were on safari in South Africa.

“Whilst they were unpacking their belongings two men emerged from the bushes and without saying a word, fired a shot and killed him,” Hlathi said.

The two men took the wife’s handbag and fled.

Hlathi said the man died at the scene.

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