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South Africa: Assets of ‘Groenewald Gang’ Rhino Horn Syndicate Suspects Seized in Raid

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Assets totaling approximately R55 million (US $6.8 million) belonging to rhino horn syndicate suspects Dawie Groenewald, Karel Toet and Manie du Plessis have been seized in a raid conducted by a joint team of the Hawks, SAPS, SANDF, the NPA, the Asset Forfieture Unit, and Department of Environmental affairs.

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South African ‘Groenewald Gang’ Expected in Court Tomorrow

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The high-profile South African rhino horn syndicate case involving game farmer Dawie Groenewald, and veterinarians Karel Toet and Manie du Plessis is expected to resume on September 30.

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Three Rhinos Murdered, Two Poachers Shot Dead in Kruger National Park, South Africa

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South Africa continues to lose its precious pachyderms. The demand for illegal rhino horn reportedly claimed the lives of another three rhinos, including one calf, earlier this week in South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park. Gunshots were heard and rangers went to investigate. Tragically, it was too late: The poachers were already sawing the horns […]

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Four Suspected Rhino Killers Arrested by South African Army

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Good news from South Africa’s battle to protect rhinos. Four Mozambican nationals have reportedly been arrested in Kruger National Park by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). The suspects were in possession of the typical tools used by rhino poachers: A hunting rifle, cell phones, binoculars, and an axe. The SANDF was deployed 15 […]

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South African ‘Groenewald Gang’ Rhino Horn Syndicate Case Postponed Until September

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The state has been granted additional time to prepare its case against eleven rhino horn syndicate suspects. As expected, the high-profile South African rhino horn syndicate case involving game farmer Dawie Groenewald, and veterinarians Karel Toet and Manie du Plessis, has reportedly been postponed until September. The eleven suspects will face a litany of charges, […]

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Postponement Expected in South African ‘Groenewald Gang’ Rhino Horn Syndicate Case

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South Africa’s high-profile rhino horn syndicate case could be delayed. South African media sources have reported that the high-profile South African rhino horn syndicate case involving game farmer Dawie Groenewald, and veterinarians Karel Toet and Manie du Plessis, is likely to be postponed. The eleven suspects are charged with assault, fraud, corruption, malicious damage to […]

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Court Date Approaches for South African ‘Groenewald Gang’ Rhino Horn Syndicate Suspects

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Revisit the shocking events that exposed the world’s most famous (alleged) rhino horn syndicate. The much-anticipated court date of South Africa’s “Groenewald gang” is now just a few days away. On Monday, April 11th, at least eleven alleged rhino horn syndicate members, including game farmer Dawie Groenewald and veterinarians Karel Toet and Manie du Plessis, […]

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Another Rhino Killed on Private Farm in Limpopo Province, South Africa

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A young rhino was killed on a Limpopo farm. The discovery of a fourth rhino killed in Limpopo Province within the past week brings South Africa’s death toll to at least 83 for the year. As with the others, this four-year-old rhino’s horns had been stolen. According to South African media reports, the latest tragedy […]

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South Africa: Rhino Death Toll At Least 82 for 2011

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The body count climbs higher. The assault on South Africa’s rhinos continues, with the latest published reports showing at least 82 of the country’s iconic pachyderms slaughtered since the beginning of the year. However, sources outside the media cite a higher figure of 102. Most recently, three rhinos were killed over the weekend on farms […]

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