Police launch manhunt for rhino poaching suspects

POLOKWANE: A manhunt for unknown number of suspects has been launched by the Lephalale police following the poaching of a protected and endangered species during the evening of Monday, 28 December 2020 at a nature reserve.

According to information received, the rangers were busy patrolling the area in the morning at about 07:00 on Tuesday, 29 December 2020 when they discovered two carcasses of a male and female white rhinos and immediately called the police.

Upon arrival, it was also discovered that the rhinos were shot dead, dehorned and police found a cartridge and projectile at the scene of crime.

The police are appealing with anyone that can provide information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact Colonel Alphius Mokale on 082 565 6524 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or by using MySAPS app.


Source: South African Police Service

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