Heavy sentences for convicted rhino poachers

Four men have been sentenced to a collective 90 years in prison in the Zeerust Regional Court for their roles in a rhino poaching incident in the North West province.

Police spokesperson, Colonel Pelonomi Makau, said the men had been arrested for their involvement in the poaching of a rhino in the Madikwe Game Reserve in March last year.

Makau said police had responded to the incident, and the men had abandoned their vehicle and fled the scene on foot. Police recovered a rifle, knives as well as two rhino horns from the vehicle.

“Following a thorough and responsive investigation, the men were arrested by Provincial Stock Theft Unit, together with National Intervention Unit in Winterveldt near Soshanguve,” Makau said.

Article sourced from News244

Photo Credit- South African Magazine

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