One more suspect in the case of a rhino poaching incident that took place in Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in July has been arrested. This follows the arrest of four other suspects earlier in August.
The suspect was observed while he was attending the bail hearing of the four accused which took place on Tuesday, 26 August and was immediately arrested. The said bail hearing has been further remanded to Friday, 26 September where he will appear together with the other four suspects.
“We are happy with the progress that is being made in this regard, our Environmental Crime Investigators team together with the South African Police Services have worked very hard in bringing these perpetrators to book” said SANParks acting head of communications, Reynold Thakhuli.
Thakhuli further reminded the public to work with SAPS and SANParks in reporting the perpetrators should they know them in the communities.