By Mthobisi Mkhaliphi
The bail application of four men arrested in connection with the theft of 112 rhino horns from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) is expected to continue in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court on Friday.
Veli Zwane, Selby Khoza, Ali Mtjali and Leonard Malatjie are charged with housebreaking and theft.
The 112 rhino horns were stolen in April this year at the Mpumalanga Parks Tourism Agency's headquarters in Mattafin outside Mbembela.
During their last court appearance, one of the accused, Leonard Malatjie told the court that he was working as a police informant together with his co-accused, Selby Khoza.
He says they used to hold informant meetings with police and discuss lists of people wanted by the police.
More than 550 rhinos have been poached and 165 people arrested since the beginning of the year.