SANParks Investigators in partnership with the South African Police arrested four suspected rhino poachers following the poaching of a white rhino on 23 July 2014 in Mapungubwe National Park in Limpopo.
The four were arrested on Friday, 15 August and appeared in the Makhado Magistrate on 18 August 2014.
According to SANParks Acting Head of Communications, Reynold Thakhuli, the case was remanded and suspects will remain in custody until their next appearance on Tuesday 26 August.
The names of the arrested suspects are the following:
- Mr Job Basi Tlou from Kwa Mahlanga, Mpumalanga
- Mr Percy Manengena from Alldays, Limpopo
- Mr Johannes Podile Sematla and Mr Lebala Sematla are from the farm Den Staat, Limpopo neighbouring Mapungubwe National Park