Dark side of Kruger National Park

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A new book alleges that the game reserve has remained untransformed in many areas,despite having black people in senior management. Picture: Hoberman Collection/UIG via Getty Images
A new book alleges that the game reserve has remained untransformed in many areas,despite having black people in senior management. Picture: Hoberman Collection/UIG via Getty Images

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The ugly side of the world-renowned Kruger National Park has been documented in a tell-all book that lays bare white supremacy, spineless black managers, the murder of poaching suspects, a reign of terror against and the torture of black rangers, and trafficking of animals to private game reserves.

Titled Untold Stories about the Dark Side of the Kruger National Park, the 178-page book authored by former Kruger National Park human resources senior manager Risenga Matelakengisa corroborates startling racism and torture allegations that were recently made by black field rangers and, last year, prompted SA National Parks (SANParks) management to hire Advocate Boyce Mkhize from Analytical Forensic Investigation Services to investigate.

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