Zoo rhino poaching case still under investigation


The most shocking rhino poaching incident that rocked the Free State when two white rhinos were killed in the Bloemfontein Kwaggafontein Zoo is more than six months still under investigation.

This is according to Free State Environmental Affairs MEC Benny Malakoane.

He said during an oral question-and-answer session in the legislature that the investigation is being handled by the police.

The dead rhinos were found during a route patrol with three gun shots each.

Malakoane said all incidents of poaching are being visited by his departments where the crime scene investigation are being done in conjunction with the police.

A case of BIODIVESITY ACT, SEC 57 OF ACT 10 OF 2014; which deals with the protection of species and ecosystems that warrant national protection are being investigated by the Park road police station.

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