Hard news

Six horns were discovered in this house under construction in Hazyview a week ago. How did these horns get there?

SAPS: We are not protecting Hazyview rhino horn kingpin

There is no cover-up of how the rhino horns-coolerbox in a house under construction landed in the hands of police members says SAPS spokesperson, Brig. Leonard Hlati. But some members of the community have a different version of events than SAPS.
Jianguang Guan with a cellphone picture of him and David Mahlobo. Photo: Al Jazeera

Rhino horn trafficker’s salon used for human trafficking

The Mbombela nail salon and spa of the rhino horn trafficker Jianguang Guan who called David Mahlobo his “friend”, was investigated by the Hawks as a brothel that served as a centre for human trafficking.
One of the white lions of the Lion Tree Top Lodge. Photograph: Jonothan Hen-Boisen

Man dies after lion attack

Man dies from lion attack but health department says Justice Xolani Cebekhulu died from other causes, and not his injuries.
At the borderline with Mozambique

Police cells overflowing with illegal immigrants

More than 110 illegal immigrants entering South Africa, a body under a bush, a stolen truck as well as smuggled goods – crime at the border with Mozambique is rife.