Poacher killed in Limpopo

2012-08-04 08:13

Johannesburg - A suspected rhino poacher was shot dead and two others arrested at a game lodge near Modimolle, Limpopo police said on Friday.

Police were called to the Matswani game lodge after three men were seen entering the property, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

They shot at police when they were ordered to stop. Police returned fire and a 39-year-old man was killed. The other two tried to drive away. Police however caught up with their car and arrested them.

A rifle and an axe were confiscated. The firearm was linked to a burglary committed in Rustenburg in 2009.

They would appear in the Modimolle Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of rhino poaching and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

  • alex.x.botha - 2012-08-04 08:21

    shoot them all!

  • stoute.babuseng - 2012-08-04 08:25

    Good news indeed

  • mark.ross.779 - 2012-08-04 08:25

    Great news. Well done!

  • jcoetzee1975 - 2012-08-04 08:28

    Please don't attempt to arrest, shoot first. Save tax payers money please.

  • derick.coetzee.56 - 2012-08-04 08:36

    Kill'em all!!! best news since power steering.

  • Neshvile83 - 2012-08-04 08:54

    We black people sometimes we d'nt thnk wen we act!mxm

      SaleƩ Sithwell - 2012-08-04 16:07

      So true about black people. But I just discovered that your statement holds for mankind! Amazing discovery!

  • watsongeorgejan - 2012-08-04 08:57

    Eeeh!!what?? Want to steal our liono horn, kil dem!.

  • fanie.coetzee.393 - 2012-08-04 08:58

    Nice, kill all those bastards

  • Erna - 2012-08-04 09:18


  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-08-04 09:30

    The weekend has started on a high note!

  • Bahle Mathe - 2012-08-04 09:54

    Yesterday we read a story of a 14 year old boy killed by a farmer for fishing on his property and he Got a suspended sentence. That was a senseless killing. In this instance however the suspected poacher had it coming, give that man who took him down a bells.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-08-04 09:59

    another opportunity lost to kill two more....our fight against poaching need to be a well oiled machine

  • johnny.august.31 - 2012-08-04 10:53

    Nice 1 SAPS for a job well done

  • eriki.masha - 2012-08-04 11:07

    Criminals are getting more desperate. The breathing space is closing in

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