Giyani| Kruger National Park

Suspected Rhino poacher was shot to death in Kruger Park

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By: Giyani View reporter

The Police in Saselamani outside Giyani in Limpopo, are investigating the death of a 48 year old rhino suspected poacher.

It’s alleged that during a shoot-out incident which occured on Sunday at Maritenga Block under Punda Maria in the Kruger National Park, the deceased was shot to death by the Rangers after four armed suspected rhino poachers were spotted inside the park.

Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said “When the suspects were confronted by the Rangers, they ultimately started shooting and the Rangers retaliated and in the process ,one poacher was fatally shot and killed, the other three suspects escaped and dissappeare in the inner bushes”.