Illegal poacher shot and killed during shootout inside the Kruger National Park

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LIMPOPO – According to police spokesperson Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe, the suspects were cornered inside the park, in the week, when a shootout ensued between rangers and the suspects.

“During the shootout, one poacher was shot and killed and the two other suspects managed to flee the scene and disappeared,” he explained

Ngoepe says the identity of the deceased, who is around the age of 30-years-old, is still unknown.

Anyone with information which can lead to the arrest of the suspects are urged to contact Colonel Alpheus Mokale at  082 565 6524; the nearest police station; the crime stop number 0860010111 or the crime line sms 32211.

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