Rhino horn suspect in court

2012-03-05 14:39

Johannesburg - A man arrested for possession of four rhino horns was due to appear in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court on Monday, police said.

Colonel Vishu Naidoo said the man was arrested by the Hawks on Friday afternoon at the Blue Haze Mall in Hazyview, Mpumalanga.

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.

He faces charges of contravening the endangered Species Act and possession of suspected stolen property.

  • Terence - 2012-03-05 14:56

    R5m in Cash!! Send for SARS

  • Stella - 2012-03-05 15:21

    Have you had any update on this yet?

  • Allen - 2012-03-05 15:28

    Four rhino horns should be converted to four life sentences - nothing less! The decent citizens of South Africa demand that the poachers of our wildlife and fisheries should be dealt with severely. Our natural heritage is being wiped out by greed and wanton destruction. These people should not go to jail, they should be lined up against a wall and shot!

  • Cina - 2012-03-05 15:49

    R1 000.00 bail and away we go, ready for the next shipment.

  • shishangeni - 2012-03-05 16:05

    An ex policeman from Hazyview as reported elsewhere.

  • Neil - 2012-03-05 16:10

    Let the bastard swing.

  • Kevin - 2012-03-05 17:51

    Dehorn him

  • melody.deandrade - 2012-03-05 19:44

    I refer to the current case running in the Khyelitsha Court with the 2 Chinese nationals. Xing claimed via his attorney and interpreter that he could not afford the bail of R100 000 recommended by the state. He claims the R76 000 found in their possesion was his life savings so they posted R70 000 bail. What utter bull, he has hired none other than William Booth as his attorney to represent him and we all know he does not come cheap at the price. 5Mil is no small amount. No Bail I say full stop. The money flows in these circles and let no respresentation prevent the harsh sentence they deserve befitting their crimes

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