Rhino poachers nabbed in KNP

Two Mozambicans will appear in court after they were arrested at Kruger National Park for poaching rhino.

Two Mozambican nationals will appear in court after they were arrested at Kruger National Park.

CAPE TOWN - Two Mozambican men are expected to appear at the White River Magistrates Court on Monday in connection with rhino poaching.

The two were caught on Saturday morning at Kruger National Park after game rangers found a wounded rhino.

Officials said as rangers were hunting for the suspected poachers, they shot one of the men dead.

The Hawk's Paul Ramaloko said, "A shootout ensued and one suspected poacher was fatally shot. Two others were apprehended. We confiscated one hunting rifle."

In 2012, close to 500 rhino were poached.

This illegal activity is driven by the huge demand for rhino horns in Asian countries.

It is widely believed in that continent that rhino horns can heal any illness.