1. RyanBrothwell

    'Rangers framed me for Kruger rhino poaching,' soldier tells court

    A South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldier accused of poaching rhino in the Kruger National Park in 2001 and 2010 told the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court that rangers framed him after they realised they had shot him. Leonard Bhuti Mashego, from Pienaar, was arrested alongside his...
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    Man held for allegedly shooting poacher

    The son of a well-known rhino breeder in Mpumalanga, was charged with attempted murder after he allegedly shot a suspected rhino poacher in the family's private game reserve, Beeld reported on Thursday. Richard Hume, 31, appeared briefly in the Malelane Magistrate's Court on Wednesday and was...
  3. LazyLion

    SA Farmers involved in Big Cat Smuggling

    South African lion breeders are allegedly part of an illegal network that smuggles lion and cheetah cubs from Botswana to stock local farms, The Times reported on Monday. The newspaper reported that at least five South African lion farmers were mentioned in an investigation into cases where...
  4. LazyLion

    Poached Abalone reaches 283 Tons

    At least 283 tons of perlemoen (abalone) have been poached off South Africa's shores in the past few years, the Cape Times reported on Monday. Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson reportedly said 58 tons were confiscated last year, 71 tons in 2011, 54 tons in 2009, and 43 tons in 2008...
  5. LazyLion

    Man jailed for Eleven years for Trespassing

    A man was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment by the Nelspruit Regional Court on Thursday for trespassing and carrying out a restricted activity in the Kruger National Park. Abel Mfana Mashabane, 26, from Phalaborwa, pleaded guilty to charges of trespassing in a designated area, after he and...
  6. LazyLion

    No Fly Zones considered to curb Rhino Poaching

    Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife is considering making KwaZulu-Natal's game reserves no fly zones for private aircraft to help curb rhino poaching, CEO Bandile Mkhize said on Wednesday. Poachers had resorted to sophisticated tactics, such as using silencers on their guns and helicopters at night, Mkhize...
  7. LazyLion

    Stop Rhino Poaching: Zulu King

    Communities need to expose those behind rhino poaching, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini said on Wednesday. "Why don't you tell us? Who are these people who are doing such a horrible thing?" he said at a two-day summit on rhino poaching at the University of Zululand, near Empangeni, in...
  8. LazyLion

    Limpopo cracks whip on Poachers

    A total of 31 people have been arrested for alleged rhino poaching in Limpopo this year, provincial police said on Tuesday. Colonel Ronel Otto said that during the arrests police seized 11 rifles, 128 rounds of ammunition, and several knives and axes. Four rhino horns and two elephant...
  9. LazyLion

    Vietnam Siezes 7 Kg of Rhina Horn: State Media

    More than seven kilos of rhino horn have been seized by customs officials in Vietnam, state-run media said Monday, amid pressure on the communist country to stem demand stoking a poaching boom. The two horns, believed to have come from Africa and worth an estimated $365,000, were found hidden...
  10. LazyLion

    Five Arrests over Stolen Ostrich Feathers

    Five people will appear in the Oudtshoorn Magistrate's Court on Wednesday for allegedly stripping feathers off live ostriches, Western Cape police said. Captain Malcolm Pojie said the group, aged 20 to 28, were arrested in Oudtshoorn on Monday morning. "They are supposed to appear in court...
  11. LazyLion

    Rhino 'Syndicate Head' Attacks Journo

    A former policeman accused of being the head of a rhino horn smuggling syndicate attacked a journalist when he appeared in the Middelburg court, The Citizen reported on Friday. Moments after Middelburg Observer journalist Jana Boshoff took a photo of Joseph Nyalungu he hit her with documents...
  12. LazyLion

    Poacher Arrested, Rhino Euthanized

    A rhino cow has been put down in the Kruger National Park after being found mutilated, the department of environmental affairs said on Wednesday. "The animal was bleeding profusely from having its horns, entire mouth, tongue, nose, and eyes hacked off, and had to be euthanized," spokesman...
  13. LazyLion

    Two Suspected Poachers Arrested in Bela Bela

    Two suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in Bela Bela, Limpopo, police said on Thursday. Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said they were caught on a private game reserve on Wednesday. "The suspects, aged 33 and 61, are from Donkerhoek, near Pretoria," said Mulaudzi. They were found in...
  14. LazyLion

    Kruger Park Fence May Go Back Up!

    A decade after dropping a large section of the international border fence along the Kruger National Park's eastern boundary, government is now considering putting it back up to stop rhino poachers. Briefing reporters in Cape Town on Thursday, following Cabinet's fortnightly meeting the day...
  15. genetic

    Army steps in to end rhino massacre

    http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/army-steps-in-to-end-rhino-massacre-1.1427617 570 Rhino's killed this year!!!! :cry:
  16. LazyLion

    Two suspected poachers fatally wounded in Kruger

    http://www.sanparks.org/about/news/default.php?id=1791 Whoo hooo! Two more scumbags bleed out in the dust! I hope theses were the two guys who killed the eight rhino over the weekend. :mad:
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    Rhino poaching arrests

    -------------------- Rhino poaching - vets arrested 2010-09-20 23:00 Marietie Louw-Carstens, Beeld Johannesburg - Two well-known veterinarians from Modimolle in Limpopo were arrested on Monday, along with seven other people, over their alleged involvement in "hundreds of incidents" of...
  18. LazyLion

    Security firms adopt military tactics to fight rhino poachers

    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/08/26/rhino.poaching/#fbid=YoVxzW6D3br&wom=false Good! I hope they put some bullets in those b*st*rds! :mad:
  19. LazyLion

    Poachers kill last female rhino in Krugersdorp Reserve.

    http://current.com/news/92552401_poachers-kill-last-female-rhino-in-south-african-park-for-prized-horn.htm http://current.com/1acv84c Just one more thing that the stupid ANC government is screwing up in our country through apathy, inaction and laziness.
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    Break ups...

    ... are a goldmine of an opportunity if you know how to play the cards :D