South Africa: Rhino Poaching - IFP Welcomes SANPark Arrests

press release

The IFP today welcomed the arrests of four SA National Parks (SANParks) officials, who have been taken into custody in connection with rhino poaching.

"These arrests bode well for South Africa's fight against rhino poaching. It sends out a clear message to those who callously abuse and disregard their responsibilities - that of safeguarding South Africa's rhino population - that they will be caught and dealt with. Moreover, the IFP calls for lengthy sentences for the four individuals if they are found guilty," said Mr Eric Lucas, IFP MP.

Lucas called on big business to come on board to support South Africa's fight to save the Rhino.

"If a meaningful impact is to be made in the fight against rhino poaching, sponsorships of at least R5m will be required to man helicopters in each province. We plead with big business to assist our provinces in their fight to save our rhinos," concluded Lucas.

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