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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 Africa: ‘Groenewald Gang’ Expected Back in Court

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Safari operator, Dawie Groenewald, and his ten suspected accomplices are due to reappear in court in less than two weeks for charges stemming from their alleged operating of a large-scale rhino horn syndicate. More than a year and a half after their arrests, the fourth court appearance is fast approaching for a notorious South African […]

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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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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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South African ‘Groenewald Gang’ Returns to Court in April for Killing Rhinos, Dealing in Rhino Horn

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At least eleven people suspected of involvement with a rhino horn syndicate are expected in court next month. South Africa’s high-profile court case of eleven alleged rhino horn syndicate members, including game farmer Dawie Groenewald, along with veterinarians Karel Toet and Manie du Plessis, is scheduled to begin on April 11th. Among the litany of […]

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South Africa: 20 Rhino Carcasses Found on Syndicate Suspect Groenewald’s Musina Property

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Authorities have made a grisly discovery on the farm of an alleged rhino crime syndicate member. Investigators have unearthed 20 rhino carcasses on syndicate suspect Dawie Groenewald’s “Pragtig” property in Musina. It is suspected that Groenewald – dubbed “the butcher of Pragtig” – purchased the rhinos at auction in order to sell their horns, then […]

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Women Accused of Rhino Crime Syndicate Involvement ‘Traumatized’ After Two Days in Police Custody

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Two women are among the accused members of a rhino crime syndicate. Two women, Marisa Toet and Sariette Groenewald, believed to be involved with a crime syndicate responsible for killing hundreds of rhinos in South Africa, were among eleven suspects held by police for two days prior to their September 22nd court appearance. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI […]

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Investigators Searching for ‘Mass Grave’ of Rhinos on Poaching Suspect’s Property

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Investigators believe several rhino carcasses were disposed of on a farm near Musina. Forensic investigators are searching for rhino carcasses on the 4,000-hectare farm named Pragtig, owned by alleged rhino crime syndicate member Dawie Groenewald. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and information about wildlife crime and […]

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South Africa: Veterinarians, Safari Operators, Professional Hunter Allegedly Behind ‘Hundreds’ of Rhino Poaching Incidents

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Nine South African ‘rhino industry insiders’ are expected to appear in court today. Police in South Africa are closing in on a notorious rhino poaching syndicate responsible for killing hundreds of the pachyderms and selling their horns to Asian markets. Two veterinarians, two safari operators, and a professional hunter are among nine people who were […]

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South African Media Releases Names of Safari Operators, Trophy Hunter Arrested in Rhino Poaching Syndicate Bust

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Three more people have been named in the recent arrest of nine rhino poaching syndicate “masterminds” responsible for killing hundreds of rhinos. The names of three more people believed to be responsible the killing of hundreds of rhinos in South Africa have been released by the media: Dawie Groenewald and his wife Sariette, of Out […]

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