Suspected Rhino Poachers in Mapungubwe appear in court

South African National Parks (SANParks) Environmental Crime Investigators (ECI) in partnership with the South African Police Services Special Organised Crime arrested four suspected rhino poachers following poaching of a white rhino on 23 July 2014 in Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site outside Musina, Limpopo.
The four suspects were arrested on Friday, 15 August 2014 and appeared in the Makhado Magistrate this morning (18 August 2014).
According to SANParks Acting Head of Communications, Reynold Thakhuli, the case was remanded and the suspects, Job Basi Tlou from Kwa Mahlanga, Mpumalanga, Percy Manengena from Alldays, Limpopo, Johannes Podile Sematla and Lebala Sematla from the farm Den Staat, Limpopo neighbouring Mapungubwe National Park, will remain in custody until their next appearance on Tuesday 26 August 2014.