Poacher with 'fresh' rhino horn held

2012-10-10 17:43

Johannesburg - A man found in possession of a rhino horn was arrested in Namakgale, Limpopo police said on Wednesday.

Colonel Ronel Otto said the 35-year-old Mozambican man was taken into custody on Tuesday.

The man allegedly had a "fresh rhino horn", a rifle, live ammunition, and an axe. He was arrested following a tip-off about a driver transporting rhino poachers to a game reserve in Phalaborwa.

Police caught the driver at a road-block and he led them to the poacher. He was arrested as he made his way out of the bushes. Two people with him escaped.

The driver and poacher were expected to appear in the Phalaborwa Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

  • Krishna - 2012-10-10 17:49

    life imprisonment for poachers of endangered species!!!!!!!!

      desertratbkf - 2012-10-10 18:13

      Held? Why not de-horned????

      louis.olivier.988 - 2012-10-10 18:15

      Caught red handed then put him against the wall and shoot him or hang him in public as an example

      kim.buren - 2012-10-10 18:17

      Interrogate this b@stard and find who the ring leader is.

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-10-10 18:32

      The photo evoked such a strong emotional response in me! How can anyone do such a cruel thing to such a majestic creature? They are so beautiful, and they don't stand a chance against men with guns and hacksaws. They won't stop until all the rhino are gone...

      lsfreak - 2012-10-10 18:33

      yeah but Why wait for him to come out of the bush... Now he can say he found it hunting of other stuff... Should of gone lookin for him and shot the bastard :/

      christo.t.ferreira - 2012-10-10 19:30

      Police, lawyers and magistrates involved ...... FACT

  • grant.callaway.50 - 2012-10-10 17:54

    Time to make good use of that horn... Shove it up the poacher's backside... until the entire horn is gone! Then ship the result to China!!

      desertratbkf - 2012-10-10 18:14

      Fantastic! All the way up the fckrs throat if possible!

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-10-10 18:58

      If there is any problem on the entrance, just take a four pounds hammer and ram it in.

  • karolina.dean.5 - 2012-10-10 18:07

    Take every single confiscated horn and poison it with something so toxic to humans that is kills them. Not makes them sick - stone cold dead and flood the market with poisoned horns.

  • vambozha.mutemi.9 - 2012-10-10 18:08

    cut off his 2 ears and sell them in China

  • enlightened.bowman - 2012-10-10 18:11

    Bullsh-t imprisonment. They should have tied him up between to Landrovers and quarterd him right there and then. I have absolutely no feeling for these savages. It doesn't matter what you come up with for these evil creatures, I'll do better and I'll do it myself is asked to do so. These things unfortunately bring out a very dark side of me.

  • johan.jacobs.33821 - 2012-10-10 18:13

    Cut his,off.

  • Wynand Van Der Merwe - 2012-10-10 18:14

    The guy should be locked up for life!!!!!!!!

      steven.mohlala2 - 2012-10-10 19:01

      lock up he must be killed in front of the masses so that his country men and the little chinese could learn a lesson .

      amanda.vandenberg.758 - 2012-10-15 12:48

      No sir not locked up, shot, not dead but enough damage done so that he would not have been able to walk out of the bush, mutilated so that he would bleed to death over a few days or have the hyenas eat him alive.

  • gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-10-10 18:16

    You rubbish. Bring on the death penality to poachers- not by lethal injection, but by cutting up your body parts. Our country will make good money out of YOUR meat, which will be exported to the east, for a new mooty!!!

  • desertratbkf - 2012-10-10 18:16

    CHINA!!!! EFFFFFF off you little willie bastards! Nothing is going to make your weenies big! You have 1 inch winers. Live with it! Shame!

  • nghamula.mdunwazi - 2012-10-10 18:19

    Well done to station commander of namakgale col ngombeni and team.

  • ranase - 2012-10-10 18:21

    this fockka deserves a good anal rape with that horn.

  • andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-10 18:23

    This makes you think:

  • Natsvdm - 2012-10-10 18:24

    Maybe these 2 should also be de-horned....

      steven.mohlala2 - 2012-10-10 18:56

      Cut off their hands

  • roelfensusanne.mare - 2012-10-10 18:27

    Kill the bastard! He doesnt belong here!!

  • lumsele - 2012-10-10 18:34

    So sad that people don't see the value that animals and nature bring to our country. Poor animals:(

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-10-10 18:45

    this guys just came to mess up our country and kill us(CORRIE RIP)government must chase them back to zim and mozambique

      steven.mohlala2 - 2012-10-10 18:54

      you are correct bra they should have cut both his legs and arms and parade him around the country so that other would be poachers will respect our country's laws. Saddened

  • Sulette Behnke - 2012-10-10 18:50

    Just kill him

  • Sulette Behnke - 2012-10-10 18:51

    What id like to read is how he accidentally got killed while in custody

  • lynda.pitcher.1 - 2012-10-10 19:07

    oh please let me at him with fresh ammunition and a very blunt knife

  • christo.t.ferreira - 2012-10-10 19:26

    What police, lawyer, magistrate reports my honest comment and gets it's deleted .??? Truth hurting or ??

      rude.awakning - 2012-10-12 06:30

      just posr it again! So we can all see the truth!

  • mart.botha - 2012-10-10 20:41

    Be very afraid South Africa, this government cannot protect you. There is no border control and anyone seems to be able to come and go at will. This same government spent billions on the arms deals....for what? Foreigners are stealing our assets, our money,our cattle, our wildlife, and even our children. 440 rhino poached this year alone. What will it take to make this country secure and safe. Not only must the people learn to fear the law again, but the law (practitioners) must also re-learn to fear the laws (as written). We need to take a lead from Kenya's recent decision to 'shoot poachers on sight'. Pussy footing around with the rights of criminals is dragging us so deep into the dwang that if we let it go any further, total chaos will rule.

  • rude.awakning - 2012-10-10 22:16

    honestly, apply vaseline to the rhino horn, plant it pointing upwards and make him sit on it! And im not joking! Foreigner or local, I really dont care punish the bast*rds. Atleast when he gets locked up in prison he would have had some practice already! then give him slippery soap so he drop it all the time in the prison shower!

      sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-11 08:26

      why should we waste vaseline? it will only make it slide in smoothly , they should shove it in as it is, with all its dried up mud around it

  • brendan.r.murphy.9 - 2012-10-15 12:18

    The blood of a poacher cures AIDS! let the killing begin

  • Andrea - 2012-10-15 12:29

    For a change the (alleged) criminal is not from Zimbabwe! Wow! This man should have both his hands removed with his own axe, that would be justice. And he will never be able to poach again.

  • Andrea - 2012-10-15 12:33

    PS, what if we can implement law similar to what the Far Eastern countries have in place for the drug trafickers? Immediate imprisonment, 10 yrs per kilo. We no lisen to u no mo?

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