SAPS, SANDF & SANParks Employees Involved in Poaching

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Post by Klipspringer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:28 pm

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KNP guides appear in court
A Skukuza head guide and tour guide were arrested on charges of alleged possession of rhino horns on Thursday.
2 hours ago



The two suspects, head guide Elliot Nkuna and tour guide Aubrey Mathebula, appeared in the Skukuza Periodical Court on Monday.

Skukuza police spokesman, WO Bossie Boshoff said it is alleged that the tour guides were taking guests on a walk when they came across a rhino carcass.

“After they found the carcass, instead of reporting to the section ranger, instead of reporting and left the park with them. The section ranger would have collected the carcass.
“The guests reported the incident. The police investigated and discovered the horns outside the park,” he explained.

SANParks spokesman, Ike Phaahla said the suspects were being held at Skukuza Police Station while the investigation continued.

“Their arrests are connected to the removal of horns from a dead rhino carcass and not handing them over to relevant officials for recording and safekeeping,”
he said.

The two were released on R20 000 bail each. The matter was postponed to August 7 for further investigation.

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Re: SAPS, SANDF & SANParks Employees Involved in Poaching

Post by Alf » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:45 pm

^Q^ ^Q^ O/\ O\/
Next trip to the bush??

Let me think......................(stop thinking, next trip booked)

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Re: SAPS, SANDF & SANParks Employees Involved in Poaching

Post by Klipspringer » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:11 pm

https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News ... s-20190703


Kruger Park guides to appear in court after rhino horns disappear from carcass
2019-07-03 17:39
Buks Viljoen, Correspondent


Two Kruger National Park staff members are expected back in the Skukuza Magistrate's Court in August in connection with the theft of rhino horns.

Elliot Nkuna, the head of the tour guide team in Skukuza, and his colleague, Aubrey Mathebula, were arrested last Thursday after two horns taken from the carcass of a black rhino disappeared.

The animal apparently died of natural causes.

SANParks spokesperson Ike Phaahla said the two men had spotted the carcass in a dried-up stream, about 20km from Skukuza, while out on a guided walk with seven tourists.

The guides removed the horns from the carcass and put them in their backpack.

They apparently told the tourists - four from Argentina and three South Africans - that the horns would be handed to the senior game ranger in the Skukuza area for recording and safekeeping.

The tourists were questioned after a SANParks helicopter flew over the dried river bed and spotted the carcass. When the chief ranger in Skukuza sent a team to remove the horns, it was discovered that they were no longer there.

There were numerous footprints around the carcass, and it was suspected that tourists had been there first.

The authorities tracked the tourists down and got statements from them.

They also supplied photos they had taken, with a few showing the horns in the backpack of the guides.

Nkuna and Mathebula were then confronted with the evidence and they allegedly admitted to stealing the horns.

The horns could, however, not be traced.

Phaahla said the matter was reported to the police.

The two men appeared in court on Monday, where they were released on R20 000 bail each. They will be back in the dock on August 7.

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Post by Lisbeth » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:13 am

Not only are they criminals, they are also stupid 0*\
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Post by Richprins » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:16 am

Brazen! :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Post by Peter Betts » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:40 pm

Again they Only got their jobs because they chose their parents well

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