FOUR SENTENCED BY SOUTH AFRICAN COURT TO BETWEEN 10 AND 30 YEARS’ JAIL FOR RHINO POACHING

ZEERUST, SOUTH AFRICA-- Four people have been sentenced to jail for between 10 and 30 years Regional Court in Zeerus, in South Africa's North West Province, after being found guilty of rhino poaching.

The accused entered the Madikwe Game Reserve last year in March and killed one rhino with the intention of dehorning it. The police responded to the incident after a tip-off.

The four, who had abandoned their vehicle and fled on foot, were eventually arrested.

The vehicle was searched and a rifle, knives as well as two rhino horns were found inside. After a thorough and responsive investigation, the accused were arrested by the police Provincial Stock Theft Unit together with National Intervention Unit in Winterveldt near Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, in April last year.

Of the four, Johannes Mthopa will serve 10 years, Monda Ndlovu 20 years, Patrick Khoza 30 years while Samuel Masive will also serve 30 years imprisonment terms.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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