Rhino ‘poachers’ out on bail arrested again for same crime


Rhino ‘poachers’ out on bail arrested again for same crime

Gareth Wilson | 2017-05-31 10:40:39.0

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Three alleged rhino poachers – the prime suspects in dozens of poaching incidents in the Eastern Cape and elsewhere – are back behind bars on fresh charges as a picture of the full scale of their alleged carnage begins to emerge.

Less than a fortnight after securing bail in Grahamstown‚ the three were rearrested in the city after being linked to two other poaching incidents in Hoedspruit‚ near the Kruger National Park.

Investigators are probing their possible link to a countrywide poaching syndicate responsible for the slaughter of almost 100 rhinos.

Jabulani Ndlovu‚ 38‚ and Sikhumbuzo Ndlovu‚ 37‚ of Port Elizabeth‚ and Forget Ndlovu‚ 40‚ of George‚ were released on R15 000 bail each by Judge John Smith in the Grahamstown High Court on May 17. The men are not related.

On Monday‚ detectives at the Stock Theft and Endangered Species Unit rearrested all three as they were leaving the Grahamstown Magistrate’s Court after an appearance in connection with their case following their arrest in June last year.

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