Arrest: EKZNW worker fired

2012-09-14 00:00

EZEMVELO KZN Wildlife (EKZNW) said yesterday it had dismissed staff member Bhekinkosi Mtshali, also known as Bheki Msweli, who was recently arrested in connection with dealing in rhino horn.

EKZNW spokesperson Musa Mntambo said Mtshali had been employed in the Zululand wildlife investigation unit. Ezemvelo found him guilty of three charges during the hearing held at the Johannesburg Prison, where he is currently detained.

The charges include being absent from work for more than seven days without notifying EKZNW, bringing the organisation into disrepute, and giving false evidence.

He is due to appear in court in connection with the rhino horn charge on October 10.

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