Fleeing suspects threw rhino horn out of car window

2017-01-16 06:11
Recovered rhino horn. (Supplied)

Recovered rhino horn. (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Three men will appear in the Louis Trichardt Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of illegally possessing a rhino horn, thought to have been cut off a rhino shot with her calf.

Deon and Nick van Deventer, aged 48 and 51 respectively, and Onwand Muchagowa, 34, appeared briefly in court last Monday and the case was postponed for a week to allow for further investigation.

Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said previously that members of the Limpopo Endangered Species Unit had followed up on information about somebody trying to sell a rhino horn in the Makhado area.

The officers had spotted the vehicle but the occupants realised they were being followed and sped off, throwing a wrapped object out of their window.

It turned out to be a rhino horn and the three men were later arrested.

Police are investigating whether the horn came from a rhino and calf which had been shot in the Witpoort area.

Read more on:    limpopo  |  poaching  |  animals

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.