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Media Release: KNP impala killer banned for five years

Date: 2012-05-08

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Following on the highly publicised impala accident of the 2nd of May 2012 and the R2500 fine imposed on the responsible driver for the charge of reckless driving, KNP Management today further considered the recommendations of a final report into the incident.

Based on this, a further penalty amounting to R21 000 was imposed on the main contractor, Kgokole Mmakole Trading & Projects CC (whose sub-contractor is Shivers Contractors), for failure to comply with the Code of Conduct in respect of the death of seven (7) impala. In addition, a ban of five years was imposed on the driver of the vehicle involved, prohibiting him from entering the Park for whatever reason.

The Managing Executive of the KNP, Mr Abe Sibiya said “I am completely saddened by this incident and would like to warn all contractors, suppliers, staff members and guests to strictly adhere to the rules and regulations of the Park. Otherwise, severe action shall be taken against any perpetrator without exception. People cannot be allowed to continue to disobey the rules and go unpunished.”

“We will up our ante and there will be more arrests and harsher penalties for transgressions in the Park”, Sibiya concluded.

Issued by: 
William Mabasa,
HOD: Public Relations and Communication, Kruger National Park.
Tel: 013 735 4363, cell: 082 807 3919 or email:

Abe Sibiya,
Managing Executive, Kruger National Park. 
Tel: 013 735 4319/85, cell: 072 610 8804 or email: 



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