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Jul292007

Brothers jailed for rhino poaching in South Africa

Two brothers have been jailed for poaching rhinos after they were arrested in August 2006 in KwaZulu-Natal reserve, South Africa, according to a Tribune report

Rhino poachers sentenced to jail

by Eleanor Momberg, 29 July 2007

Two poachers, nabbed in KwaZulu-Natal's Hluhluwe/Imfolozi game reserve, have been jailed by a Free State court for eight and two-and-a-half years for poaching rhino and illegally trading in rhino horns.

The sentencing of Gideon van Deventer and his brother, Nicolaas, was confirmed by Superintendent Sam Makhele, Free State police spokesperson.

The brothers entered into a plea agreement with the state in which Gideon van Deventer admitted he had hunted rhino and sold the horns to a syndicate at R12 000 a kilogram; and that he continued to do so after his initial arrest in May 2006.

The brothers, from Bronkhorstspruit, were arrested in August 2006 after they hunted two white rhino in the KwaZulu-Natal reserve.

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