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Police have arrested a man after he was found in possession of ivory

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By: Giyani View reporter

Police in Malamulele outside Giyani have arrested a 36 years old man on Friday after he was found in possession of ivory.

Police said the man has been arrested between Moyeshe and Altein farm villages outside Malamulele.

It is alleged that an elephant escaped from Kruger National Park and it was spotted by the members of the community, and summoned the nearby Rangers who reacted and ultimately it was shot and killed.

“One community member ,cut the ivory from the elephant and dissappeare”. Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said

“The Police were called and reacted swiftly, followed the man and arrested him, and recovered the ivory. The suspect will appear before the Malamulele Magistrate Court on Monday for possession of ivory”. Ngoepe added