Limpopo court sentences rhino poacher to five years in jail
The Lenyenye regional court in Limpopo sentenced a rhino poacher, Themba Ndlovu, 40, to five years' imprisonment on Thursday.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Marobo Seabela said in a statement on Thursday the police had been tipped off about three suspects plotting to poach rhinos on a farm near Hoedspruit on November 1 2017.
The police arrested two suspects while they were jumping over a fence to gain entry to the farm while the third suspect escaped.
“The arrested suspects were found in possession of .375 rifle with a silencer, live ammunition, an axe and a knife,” Seabela said.
One suspect sustained injuries during the arrest and later died in hospital.