Official are considering banning a truck driver from entering the Kruger National Park after he drove into a herd of impala, killing seven.
Witnesses said the driver of a delivery truck killed the impala after he overtook a vehicle near Skukuza at high speed. The impala were standing in the road at the time.
William Mabasa, head of communications at the park, said: “SANParks not only grieves for the loss of the impalas but is also saddened that such an incident took place in a protected area, which is meant for safeguarding these animals,” said
The incident happened around 5.30pm on Wednesday at the junction of the Paul Kruger and Skukuza staff roads. The truck belonged to a contractor working in the park.
Laura Mukwevho, spokeswoman for the Kruger Park, said the man was fined R2500 but could face a higher penalty.