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South Africa | NP agency hails 33-year sentence for rhino poacher in Kruger as “huge victory”

The South African National Parks (SANParks) today welcomed the sentencing of a rhino poacher to a total of 33 years in prison, by the Skukuza Regional Court in the Kruger National Park.

“Patrick Nkuna was arrested in 2015 in the Kruger National Park’s (KNP) Pretoriuskop section during an extended ground and air follow-up anti-poaching operation. Shortly before the arrest of Nkuna and his accomplices, he attempted to shoot at a SANParks helicopter involved in the follow-up operation,” said SanParks spokesperson Isaac Phaahla.

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