Suspected poachers in court

News - Date: 06 March 2013

Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 577

 

On 28 February, the Louis Trichardt Magistrate's Court postponed the case against four men, who were arrested in connection with an alleged planned rhino hunt at a farm in the Waterpoort area.

Mushimi Musiamo (29), Albert Mawela (34), Richard Misili (40) and Edmond Ramukgopa (37) appeared in court and their case was postponed to 5 April, pending further investigations.

The four men were arrested on 13 January during a joint operation by members of the Crime Intelligence, Organised Crime and Tactical Response Unit. The police's provincial spokesperson, Lt Col Ronél Otto, has since said that the police had acted on a tip-off when they arrested the suspects.

All four men are out on R5 000 bail. According to the court's bail conditions, they are required to report to the nearest police station between 07:00 and 19:00 on Fridays. Furthermore, they cannot leave the province without the approval of the investigating officer.

Mr Desmond Mphaphuli appeared on behalf of the four men.

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Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who has already published one book, titled A Traumatic Event. It focusses on life on the street and how to survice amidst poverty.

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