• All Share : 52957.32
    DOWN -0.50%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 46471
    DOWN -0.69%
    Financial 15 : 15475.66
    DOWN -1.68%
    Industrial 25 : 69839.36
    DOWN -0.64%
    Resource 10 : 32203.24
    UP 0.56%

  • ZAR/USD : 14.2302
    DOWN -0.37%
    ZAR/GBP : 20.7452
    DOWN -0.39%
    ZAR/EUR : 16.2838
    UP 0.48%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1333
    UP 1.29%
    ZAR/AUD : 10.7991
    DOWN -0.86%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1292.4
    UP 2.05%
    Platinum US$/oz : 1077
    UP 2.47%
    Silver US$/oz : 17.82
    UP 1.65%
    Palladium US$/oz : 621
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Brent Crude : 48.13
    UP 0.44%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Sat Apr 30 08:53:57 CAT 2016

'Poachers' shot dead at Kruger

Sapa | 11 February, 2013 00:07
File photo

Three suspected poachers were shot and killed in the Kruger National Park at the weekend, SANParks said yesterday.

A fourth member of the group was critically wounded during an exchange of fire on Saturday night, said SANParks spokesman Reynold Thakhuli.

A fifth man escaped.

Thakhuli said two park rangers were patrolling when they were confronted by the group.

A shoot-out ensued and three armed men were killed.

Two hunting rifles, an AK-47 assault rifle, a pistol and an assortment of ammunition were found in their possession.

A rhino horn and other poaching equipment were also found.

In another incident on Saturday, four suspected poachers were arrested at the Kruger Park. They were in possession of a hunting rifle, ammunition and poaching equipment.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.