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Johannesburg - Nineteen people have been arrested in connection with rhino poaching, SA National Parks (SANParks) said on Wednesday.
They were arrested between October 11 and 29.
SANParks rangers commander Maj-Gen Johan Jooste said this had been the highest number of arrests made in a month.
“We have also confiscated rifles, ammunition and poaching equipment in all operations,” he said.
“We are hopeful that the measures we are implementing will eventually yield the expected results of bringing poaching incidents to acceptable levels.”
South Africa is home to around 80 percent of the world's rhino population, estimated at more than 25 000.
The country's renowned Kruger National Park, which borders Mozambique, is worst affected, having lost 476 rhino since January.