Prince Harry is just a tourist in Kruger Park - official

2015-08-12 20:08
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Johannesburg - Prince Harry is back in South Africa and has been spotted at the Kruger National Park.

Kruger Park spokesperson William Mabasa confirmed that the British royal was at the park.

"I can confirm that he is in the Kruger National Park, but as a tourist. We are not allowed to talk about our tourists when they come to visit. Since he is a visitor, you can ask him why he is visiting," Mabasa said during a telephonic interview with The Write News Agency.

He went on to say that the prince's security should also be taken into consideration.

South African National Parks spokesperson Rey Thakhuli could not confirm Mabasa’s statements and said he knew nothing about Prince Harry's visit to the game reserve.

According to a source at the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, a member of the royal family landed at the airport last week, but further details could not be disclosed.

Earlier Traveller24, quoting The Daily Mail, reported that Prince Harry had joined a military camp in South Africa and had been going on night patrols with an army unit in Kruger Park reserve. 

During one such patrol last Wednesday, eight poachers were reportedly captured after a shoot-out.

SANparks said: “The rangers encountered three suspected poachers; a shoot-out ensued during which one poacher was wounded.”

All three suspects were arrested. Two hunting rifles, silencers, ammunition and other poaching equipment were confiscated.

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