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Media Release: One suspected poacher fatally wounded in Kruger National Park

Date: 2012-10-08

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In an anti-poaching operation, carried out on the evening of Saturday, 6 October 2012, Kruger National Park rangers made contact with three armed suspected rhino poachers at the Crocodile Bridge section of the park in which a shoot-out ensued. 

One suspected rhino poacher was fatally wounded; another sustained gunshot wounds and is currently under police guard in hospital. The third suspect managed to escape. 

A 375 hunting rifle and ammunition were recovered at the scene and police are investigating the matter.


Issued by:
Ike Phaahla
Media Specialist

For media enquiries:
Reynold "Rey" Thakhuli  
GM Media Liaison
Tel: -012 426 5203, Mobile: 073 373 4999



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