'Mr Fix It' to release rhino poaching report

Mavuso Msimang said a report he compiled on rhino poaching will be ready in the next two months.

Rhino on a game farm. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Former South African National Parks (SANParks) CEO Mavuso Msimang on Thursday said a report he was asked to compile for government on how to curb rhino poaching will be ready within the next two months.

Msimang, also known as Mr Fix It, updated the media on the process and public workshops which are held on poaching.

He warned rhino could be extinct within the next 25-years if the current rate of poaching continues.

Msimang said South Africans have a responsibility to the country and the world to stop rhino poaching.

"Rhinos are being butchered virtually more than one of them a day."

He said coordination between provinces on fighting the crisis remains poor, saying all communities and crime intelligence gathering is needed.

"Most ideas are coming through on how to provide security for the rhino."

Msimang said government will decide whether to make his report on poaching public.