On Sunday 13 October 2013, at approximately 20:00, members from the Mbazwana police station received intelligence of suspected poachers in the area. Police traced the vehicle, a blue Mazda drifter Double cab and found four men in the vehicle.
After a thorough search of the vehicle a dismantled rifle was found underneath the vehicle next to the fuel tank. Four men, two of whom are from Mozambique, were arrested and will be charged for possession of an unlicensed firearm. The vehicle used by the suspects was confiscated by police. All four suspects will appear in the Ubombo Magistrate Court on Tuesday 13 October 2013.
The Provincial Commissioner for KwaZulu-Natal, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni commended police for their vigilance. “Poaching at Game Reserves remains a concern for police and we will do everything that is within our control to bring the perpetrators to book. Detectives will establish if these men are linked to other cases of poaching in the province,” she said.