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Five held for rhino poaching

Crime & Courts

Five people were arrested in Polokwane on Monday for possession of a rhino horn, Limpopo police said.

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6975 Phila the black rhino who survived two separate attacks by rhino poachers has been living at the Johannesburg Zoo for three months. Parktown north, Johannesburg. 250111 - Picture: Jennifer Bruce

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said patrolling police saw them travelling in a bakkie along Tshipise Pafuri and Folovhodwe roads.

All were apparently from Mozambique. On searching their vehicle, police found the rhino horn. They also confiscated a rifle with 10 live rounds and an axe.

The men, aged between 39 and 45, would appear soon in the Mutale Magistrate's Court. - Sapa

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