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23 July 2012
EZEMVELO KZN WILDLIFE
MEDIA RELEASE: TWO ARRESTED SUSPECTES’ CASE REMANDED
The case of two rhino poaching suspects who were arrested on Friday by the Durban Organised Crime Unit has been remanded to 02 August 2012. The case will be heard in the Johannesburg Magistrate Court.
Bheki Msweli and Malusi Dubazane were arrested following a year long investigation by both the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (Ezemvelo) and the Durban Organised Crime Unit.
They appeared in the Mtubatuba Magistrate Court today and were charged with contravening section 57 (1) of the Environmental Management Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004. The charge is dealing in rhino horn.
Bheki Msweli works for Ezemvelo under the Zululand Wildlife Investigation Unit. He is not working for the Anti Poaching Unit as per some reports. He was transferred to this Unit mid 2011 as part of the strategy to monitor his movements and activities. The strategy seems to have worked and it is hoped that his arrest will lead to more arrests.
Malusi Dubazane comes from Kwa-Biyela Area. In 2010 he was arrested together with other three men but was acquitted due to lack of evidence. Two of his accomplices were sentenced to jail terms.
M/M Media Release No. 15. Two Rhino Poachers arrested: Case remanded