Two rhino poachers sentenced to 58 years, Lephalale

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Two rhino poachers sentenced to 58 years, Lephalale
Two rhino poachers sentenced to 58 years, Lephalale

In Lephalale two rhino poachers were each sentenced to 58 years imprisonment by the Lephalale Regional Court on several charges ranging from hunting of protected species, theft, trespassing, possession of unlicensed firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition to possession of unlicensed firearms.

Kenny Mthethi (35) and Sam None (34) were sentenced following an incident which took place on the 10 February 2014 in a farm outside Lephalale.

These poachers were apprehended during a joint operation by the Police and the farmers after they followed the footprints found at the farm which led them to the hideouts place of the duo.

During the apprehension, the accused were found in possession of two rhino horns, a hunting rifle and four rounds of ammunition.

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