Suspected rhino poachers in court

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Polokwane - Five men accused of possession of a rhino horn appeared in the Bela Bela Magistrate's Court on Thursday, the Hawks said.

The matter was postponed to February 18 for a formal bail application, said spokesman Captain Paul Ramaloko.

Petrus Setshedi, John Chauke, Aubrey Maluleka, Tebogo Mmole, and Sekanka Madimetsa were arrested on Tuesday.

The men, aged between 23 and 34, were caught during what was supposed to be a rhino horn transaction between them and an undercover buyer.

The horn appeared to have been cut off an adult rhino months before.

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