Kruger National Park security official nabbed with illegal ammo and stolen ranger uniforms

2017-07-28 21:58


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Johannesburg - In a damning indictment of criminal activity within SANParks’ own security cluster, South African Police Services this week nabbed a Kruger National Park senior security official who has been allegedly linked to a known rhino poaching syndicate. 

Blue light

He was arrested and detained at Mhala police station for possession of suspected stolen property and illegally obtained ammunition.

A blue light, live R5 and R1 ammunition and magazines, mag-lights, police uniforms, four sets of handcuffs, 375 rifle rounds were booked into evidence.

Mashele was charged at Skukuza for suspicion of possessing suspected stolen property and the illegal possession of ammunition. 

Not suspended

He was released the same day on R2 000 bail. The case was remanded until August 27.

In a separate case, Brigadier Vish Naidoo told News24 on Friday the policeman killed in a fatal shoot-out with SAPS members in Hluhluwe last Saturday was constable Nkululeko Scelo Mthimkulu, 30. 

Mthimkulu, of Melmoth, and three accomplices have been linked to rhino poaching in Zululand. 

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