Suspected Poacher shot in iMfolozi
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (EKZNW) reports that two suspected rhino poachers were wounded and one killed in an exchange of gunfire with Field rangers in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in the evening of 25 December 2009 at about 19.45.
Field Rangers in the iMfolozi section of the Park heard shots in the western part of the Makhamisa section of iMfolozi at about 19.40 and staff immediately swung into action in line with a long established anti-poaching procedure.
At about 19.45 Field Rangers near the Park boundary fence heard a group of people approaching from inside the Park.
Using torches the Field Rangers identified themselves and then challenged the intruders, who immediately cocked their weapons and brought them to bear on the rangers.
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