Two rhino poachers have been shot dead by field rangers in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife said on Tuesday.
Field rangers heard gunshots in the park on Sunday around 6pm, spokesman Musa Mntambo said.
Upon arrival, they came under fire from two poachers who had shot, killed and dehorned a rhino.
“The rangers shot and killed one guy and wounded another. The wounded poacher died in the ambulance.”
Mntambo said a rifle and axe were recovered. The men’s name were Sibusiso Nhlabathi and Sibonelo Dumisani Gumede.