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SANPARKS GETS RETIRED MAJOR GENERAL TO HELP FIGHT POACHING

SANPARKS GETS RETIRED MAJOR GENERAL TO HELP FIGHT POACHING

JOHANNESBURG – SANParks CEO David Mabunda announced on Wednesday that they had obtained the services of retired Major General Johan Jooste, 60, to help combat their fight against illegal rhino poaching inside the Kruger National Park.  Jooste who retired from the army in 2006 after serving in the army’s general staff, had been in active

RHINO POACHING: SOUTH AFRICA AND VIETNAM SIGN DEAL

CAPE TOWN – Both Vietnamese and South African governments signed an agreement on Monday, which focuses primarily on the trade wildlife.  The agreement, which is being hailed by conservationists, will have a massive impact on the illegal trade of rhino horns and poaching itself.  “There are clear indications that rhino horn trafficking will be top

500 LADYSMITH HOMES DAMAGED BY MASSIVE HAIL STONES

DURBAN – Over 500 homes have been damaged in KwaZulu-Natal town of Ladysmith after being hit by massive hailstorm. The storm hit the Akasia area of Ladysmith on Sunday evening, the KwaZulu-Natal co-operative governance department said on Monday.  “The size of the hail stone was the size of your fist,” Spokesman Lennox Mabaso said. Officials

VIETNAMESE MAN ARRESTED WITH 6 RHINO HORNS.

JOHANNESBURG – Three alleged rhino poachers, including a Vietnamese citizen, have been arrested and are expected to appear in the Brits Magistrate’s Court today. Three poachers were arrested for killing eight rhino and cutting off their horns at the Finfoot Nature Reserve near Sun City last week. A Vietnamese man was also arrested in Pemba, Mozambique on

RHINO KILLER RINGLEADER IS A FORMER POLICEMAN

The suspect who has been confirmed as a former police officer was arrested in 2011 after being found with large quantities of money as well as DNA samples that matched recently poached rhino’s in the North West province.  National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Medupe Simasiku said he would face charges of rhino poaching and illegal

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