Rhino poaching suspects to apply for bail

The case against five men arrested for rhino poaching will return to court next week.

A rhino calf stands next to its mother after being killed by poachers at the Finfoot Lake Reserve in the Brits District. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

BRITS - The case against five suspected rhino poachers was postponed in the Brits Magistrate's Court on Monday afternoon.

Last week, North West police arrested five people in connection with the deaths of eight rhino at the Finfoot Lake Game Reserve.

Officials believe the men could be behind more rhino poaching incidents in the province.

According to the Hawks, three more suspects will join the case on Monday.

Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko said, "The case was postponed to December 4 when they [the suspects] will apply for bail."