Second man arrested in white lion poaching case

01 January 2018 - 11:23 By Katharine Child
White lion. File photo.
White lion. File photo.
Image: Nemar74 / 123RF Stock Photo

A suspect is expected in court in Limpopo in the first week of 2018 following his arrest for allegedly killing a white lion.

Limpopo Police Spokesman Captain Moatshe Ngoepe told TimesLIVE four poachers allegedly killed the lion in January 2017.

The second suspect was arrested last week‚ Ngoepe said.

One man was arrested a year ago‚ with police searching the others.

"We happened to identify the suspects days later [after the incident]. One was arrested. All along we were looking for the other three."

The first suspect is in custody and his trial is not yet completed.

Asked how the suspects were identified‚ Ngoepe just said "through our sources".

The man will appear in the magistrate's court in Senwabarwana‚ also known as Bochum‚ this week.