Although not related to the baby rhino’s slaughter, on June 17, 2016, three rhino poachers were arrested at Chalet 8, Makana Resort, Grahamstown, as part of Operation Full Moon. The three men are two Zimbabwe nationals and one South African, appeared briefly in the Grahamstown Magistrates Court and were remanded in custody. The suspects are Forget Ndlovu, 40, Jabulani Ndlovu, 38, and Sikhumbuzo Ndlovu, 37.
The following items were recovered during the arrest:
One 72 cm rhino horn which had been freshly harvested, estimated value at approximately R1.2 million
One darting rifle
Saws and knives
Drugs used to dart animals
Various darts and percussion caps
A variety of camping gear and rations
Two rental vehicles rented by the suspects were seized.
The suspects have been identified and linked to the recent poaching of a rhino at Buckland’s Private Game Reserve. The rhino was last seen alive on 17 June 2016 at about 09:30. It is suspected that the rhino was darted.
The suspects are also possibly linked to 10 rhino poaching incidents, in the Eastern Cape, as well as Mpumalanga and KwaZuluNatal (end of AA report.)
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