Duiker poachers convicted

2009-10-02 00:00

THREE men were fined after they were convicted of illegally hunting a duiker on private land in Bishopstowe with hunting dogs in 2007.

Bongani Ngcobo (37) and William Mhlophe (47), who stay in an informal settlement in the area, were each sentenced to a fine of R3 000 (or six months’ imprisonment), but half the sentence was suspended conditionally for five years.

The other accused, who was a youth aged 17 years at the time of the offences, was fined R900 (or three months’ imprisonment), which was wholly suspended for three years.

The accused were caught red-handed by police in possession of a grey duiker.

The duiker had been killed by dogs on Hacklands farm in Bishopstowe on November 4, 2007.

They were convicted on charges of hunting without a permit, trespassing on private land where game is likely to be found, and of illegal hunting with dogs.

The three men were spotted while hunting the duiker by a member of the public who called the police, and they were arrested on the property in possession of the buck.

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