Rhinos poached at Rietvlei reserve

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Two rhinos were poached at the Rietvlei nature reserve on Thursday.

Details of the incident have not been disclosed, but two reliable sources confirmed to Rekord that police and Hawks officers are on scene and investigating.

Both rhinos’ horns were removed.

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said he has not received any information on the killings, but is waiting for a statement from the officers.

Tshwane metro spokesperson Lindela Mashigo could not comment on the killings.

Ward councillor Lex Middelberg said he has had little information from management at the reserve.

“The former management was sidelined some time ago, and we have not had much communication from management since.”

This comes shortly after a duiker was apparently shot and killed in the reserve last week while it was busy eating.

More on this story as it becomes available.

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