Browsing the archives for the Gideon van Deventer tag

South Africa: ‘Groenewald Gang’ Case Postponed for Fourth Time

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Nearly two and a half years after their arrest, South Africa’s notorious ‘Groenewald Gang’ has managed to delay justice for the fourth time.

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South African Rhino Horn Syndicate Case Involving Safari Operators Thrown Out

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A judge has thrown out the case against accused rhino horn syndicate members. The rhino horn syndicate case involving George Fletcher, Gert Saaiman, and Frans Deventer has been thrown out by Judge Nomonde Mngqibisa of the North Gauteng High Court. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and […]

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Rhino Horn Syndicate Suspects Claim Businesses ‘at Risk’ and Personal Lives ‘on Hold’ Due to Trial

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South African rhino horn syndicate suspects will find out Friday if their case will be postponed. South African rhino horn syndicate suspects George Fletcher, Gert Saaiman, and Frans van Deventer must now wait until Friday, October 15th to find out if their case will be postponed. The trio’s attorneys responded by claiming that the criminal […]

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Star Witness in South African Rhino Horn Syndicate Case Unwilling to Testify Due to Threats Against Family

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The state’s star witness says he was ‘intimidated’ and has refused to testify. The star witness in South Africa’s high-profile rhino horn syndicate case involving George Fletcher and Gert Saaiman has reportedly told prosecutors he is no longer willing to testify. Gideon van Deventer said that two private investigators have been visiting him in prison, […]

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National Prosecuting Authority Says ‘Explosive’ Evidence Expected in Rhino Horn Syndicate Trial

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Alleged members of a South African rhino horn syndicate will appear in court again on October 12th. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has informed reporters that “explosive” evidence is going to be revealed Tuesday in the high-profile rhino horn syndicate case involving George Fletcher of Sandhurst Safaris and Gert Saaiman of Saaiman Hunting Safaris. Rhishja […]

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Criminal Trial Begins in October for South African Safari Operators Accused of Killing Rhinos, Dealing in Rhino Horn

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At least nine people are scheduled to stand trial next month for their suspected involvement with the illegal rhino horn trade. The long-awaited trial of nine rhino crime syndicate suspects is scheduled to begin on October 11th in the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria. The accused include George Fletcher of Sandhurst Safaris and Gert Saaiman […]

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