Police find over R5m in cash

2012-03-04 21:20

Johannesburg - A man was arrested at the Blue Haze Mall in Hazyview, Mpumalanga after he was found in possession of four rhino horns and over R60 000 in cash, police said.

Colonel Jay Naicker said the man was arrested by the Hawks on Friday afternoon.

Police later discovered that he was linked to four different properties in the province.

Over R5m in cash, several television sets, electronic devices, guns and 54 hunting knives were recovered from the four houses.

The man will appear in the Middleburg Magistrate's Court on Monday, Naicker said.

  • John - 2012-03-04 21:27

    Well done to authorities. Excellent work.

  • Ian - 2012-03-04 21:27


  • leoa.martins - 2012-03-04 21:34

    I will re-iterate what I said on Facebook: Someone asked if the person caught what white. My response was as follows: "Who cares about the colour...since when does crime have colour?? long as he/she/they is/are caught. Now all that needs to be done, is treat them the same way the poor rhinos were treated while information is obtained from them. If they dont want to talk, leave them to die just like the poor defenceless rhino!!"

      Willie Botha - 2012-03-05 03:29

      Who asked if he was white ? I don't see it on the comments anywhere.

      davieoosie - 2012-03-05 07:10

      Are we allowed to say black rhino?

      JohhnyBGood - 2012-03-05 09:44

      @Willie, it was on FB...

      ReunionofIntelligentMinds - 2012-03-05 12:20

      Agreed, crime has no colour, but to the person that asked whether the culprit was white, its easy, when a white person is caught the newspapers makes mention of white but when the person caught was black you have to read it between the lines.

      VaMbozha - 2012-03-05 12:25

      the man must be Chinese..not black chinese of course..

      John - 2012-03-05 12:38

      @ Johnny.... we not on facebook...

      Mvikeli - 2012-03-23 16:06

      @John: Read Rute's post again

  • marnusmnorval - 2012-03-04 21:42

    I say lock him in a cage with a few black rhinos. Aggravate them a bit and let them get him back.

      David-Hein - 2012-03-04 23:37

      Lock him up in a cage with an angry caracal male! See how his horn shrinks when he shakes in his boots..

      Martin - 2012-03-05 08:08

      hahaha give him one of those kiddies guns that shoot sucker darts, then its as fair as the hunt

      spookhuis - 2012-03-05 08:33

      The black rhino was declared extinct just last week. Cut off his nose.

      RichyDigitized - 2012-03-05 15:18

      I'm sure he'll be locked in a cage, maybe not with black rhino, but probably with a black man named Baba!

  • Lacrimose - 2012-03-04 21:43

    Well done on nabbing this utter scum. Being part of annihilation of our national heritage - life without parole

  • Vic - 2012-03-04 21:50

    Well done to the HAWKS. Hack off his testicles like they do the Rhino horns.

      salome.bezuidenhout - 2012-03-05 10:49

      Maybe they should feed THAT to the Chinese then:)

      salome.bezuidenhout - 2012-03-05 10:50

      They can call that RhinoHorn poacher delicacy

  • Grant - 2012-03-04 22:05

    BUSH COURT for him, let us take care of this SCUM :(

  • Bluemast - 2012-03-04 22:34

    Assets Forfeiture Unit - You know what to do!

  • inwardk - 2012-03-04 22:40

    This guy should be killed, I don't care how, and cremated, and his ashes scattered so that we can all forget he ever existed

  • John - 2012-03-04 22:49

    Good work Hawks. Get rid of these scum. South Africa dont need criminals.

  • Holden - 2012-03-04 22:53

    Papa wag vir jou. And he is rubbing his horn in anticipation.

  • MyTruth - 2012-03-04 23:28


      Mangoplanet - 2012-03-05 10:52

      His name is Joseph Nyalunga. He's an ex cop. The horns they found was from the two rhinos that where killed at Pretoriuskop in the Kruger last week. Read the article on the Beeld site. They have much more facts than this poorly written article.

      Werner Goldstein - 2014-09-15 12:27

      Must stay locked on about this person,cos methinks I know this person.Clue 54 hunting knives...

  • thozi - 2012-03-04 23:46

    A man with R5m in cash? Does he also have a house in Limpopo, another one in Johannesburg and maybe wearing a R250,000 watch? Lock him up and never ever let him out again. Excellent work Hawks!

      jack.oosthuysen - 2012-03-05 00:11

      Now while they do all these appropriate things to this culprit,please follow the origin of this stashed money. It will be very interesting to find the big guys or shall I say small peopke with lots of money,

      thozi - 2012-03-05 16:33

      Well, hard luck... it's not him - this time...

  • bmcottier - 2012-03-05 02:36

    Who is he show us a photo give us more details and put him inside and throw away the key take the money he made and give it back to help find more of these sick morons.

  • Nyiko Ngobeni - 2012-03-05 02:54

    I bet there was more than 5mil, what happened to the other 5mil? police can't be so generous..

      Gary - 2012-03-05 08:56

      the report says over 5Mil u idiot

  • brionyl.french - 2012-03-05 05:54

    cut off his horn... the precious one

  • Craig - 2012-03-05 06:17

    Please name this guy. Needs a bit of Jungle Justice... Think half of SA want a piece of him.

  • Arlene - 2012-03-05 06:33

    use on of his hunting knives and test the sharpness.. Cut off his horn

  • braamc - 2012-03-05 07:14

    I propose shoot to kill the filth and build homes or a school for the poor from the R5m, finish and klaar

  • Bigdaddynic - 2012-03-05 07:16

    I hope they use the R 5,000,000 to try and protect the remaining Rhino!!

  • Blue - 2012-03-05 07:30

    @fredster69....HA HA HAAAA...Thats EXACTLY what I thought when I read this...ha ha haaa...and let me add this...I am almost CERTAIN this cash is going to 'die a silent death' will hear everything you need to hear about this scumbag...but mention of this money you can guarentee will be no more!!!

  • Sue - 2012-03-05 07:49

    Chop off his nose! Let him see what it feels like.

  • Erna - 2012-03-05 08:30

    Our Justice system has failed us - and they are partially to blame for all the rhino poaching that is going on. All these poachers that have been arrested these past few weeks, were given bail at some stage. Once a poacher always a poacher! NO BAIL FOR POACHERS.

  • Gary - 2012-03-05 08:57

    great work from the Police

  • lindakhum - 2012-03-05 09:05

    hahahaha, and the cops took time to count that????

  • jhfourie - 2012-03-05 09:31 repeat offender

  • trishawebbheywood - 2012-03-05 09:35

    I hope he tells the cops where he was sending the rhino horn to so they can also be arrested.

  • debbie.nell1 - 2012-03-05 09:42

    Who is this vile criminal I want his severed penis dried and salted and force fed to him on live TV

  • SJ Kleynhans - 2012-03-05 09:48

    Read the afrikaans version in beeld. This guy is linked to loads of crimimnal activities, including murder! Why was he still walking the streets in the first place? How many police officers is in he's pocket! Put him against a wall and shoot him!

  • Bigwolf - 2012-03-05 09:53

    Use the money to beef up security for our rhino

  • hcrouse - 2012-03-05 10:54

    5 mil in cash! Why can't these Chinese tycoons just get penis enlargements? Surely it's cheaper.

  • Fidel - 2012-03-05 11:11

    It is scum like this that deserve mob justice!

  • Azwi - 2012-03-05 11:14

    Big-ups for the law enforcement officers!!!! Hope they win this war

  • Rosalind - 2012-03-05 11:23

    He needs to be nade an example of and dished the harshest penalty possible. I agree Ian , hang the bastard by HIS horn!

  • Stiaan - 2012-03-05 11:46

    Off with his HORN!!!

  • Cina - 2012-03-05 11:53

    He will be out on R1 000.00 bail by the end of this day, mark my words.

  • Amien - 2012-03-05 11:59

    kill the bastard black white yellow green pink who cares can the poor rhinos ask for help besides just lay down and die for the pleasure of this idiot .............take the R5m and buy more rhinos or have a rhino hospital or animal care ..................

  • Amanda - 2012-03-05 12:10

    Well done. Read the article on the Volksblad webpage. This guy is well known to the police, old smuggler, was caught with 4 rhino horns in his vehicle, supposedly the ones poached in the Kruger park last week. Amazing what he has been up to and has managed to get away with it.Old policeman. Lets hope justice prevails as he is thought to be one of the top brains as far as poaching goes at the moment.

  • John - 2012-03-05 12:39

    I'm guessing that he's into more than just Rhino horn....

  • Sally Lewitt - 2012-03-06 04:24

    So THAT'S where my money is.... I want it back!!! Had coffee at that mall the thieving a#hole!!!!! Seems you can't turn your back on these poachers! If I EVER see this person I WILL cut OFF his horn, but I don't think its worth much.. Mm..?

  • Chad - 2012-04-11 08:59

    Haha busted. Thats what I like to see.

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