Two nabbed for rhino poaching

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - Two men are expected to appear in the Tzaneen Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for suspected rhino poaching, Limpopo police said.

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“Two young men will appear in the Tzaneen Magistrates' Court... after they were arrested for attempting to poach a rhino on a farm in the Letsitele area,” Colonel Ronel Otto said in a statement.

The pair aged 21 and 25 were arrested on Saturday after police followed up information about a possible rhino poaching incident in the area.

Police cordoned off some of the roads leading to and from the farm.

They stopped and searched a vehicle driven by the two men.

“Police confiscated two unlicensed firearms and ammunition as well as an axe and knives. The two men also did not have a driver's license to use the motor vehicle,” she said.

They will face charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. - Sapa

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