Breaking News! 2 Suspected Poachers Arrested & 2 Remain At Large In Horrific Poaching Incident in South Africa

Police have arrested two out of the four suspects that allegedly threw poisoned meat into a lion enclosure at a local game lodge on Sunday in the Alldays area near Makhado in Limpopo, a South African province that borders Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique.

One of the white lions died immediately after ingesting the tainted meat. The alleged perpetrators then proceeded to brutally cut off the animal’s paws and head and attempted to remove its skin before fleeing the scene.

“The police were notified‚ reacted swiftly and an intensive investigation ensued until the first suspect was arrested‚ which was followed by the arrest of the second one, and the other two are still at large but the police manhunt is still continuing‚” police stated on

The suspects will appear before the Bochum Magistrate’s Court next week.

Meanwhile, in the Malamulele policing area outside of the north-eastern town in the Limpopo province, Giyani‚ two yet-to-be-named suspects were also arrested for possession of a pangolin, which is considered to be one of the world’s most heavily trafficked mammal.

The 31-year-old and 40-year-old suspects will be mandated to appear in the Malamulele Magistrate’s Court.

With this latest news, as noted on, Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe stated that the police force efforts to combat illegal poaching, especially the protected endangered species throughout the province, are continuing to deliver positive results.

Meanwhile, according to Ngoepe, they are continuing their investigation into both of these tragic incidents.

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