Six people arrested for rhino poaching

The Mozambican nationals will appear in the Naboomspruit Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Six foreign nationals arrested for rhino poaching will appear in court on Wednesday. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Limpopo police on Monday arrested six men in connection with rhino poaching at a private game farm near Naboomspruit.

The men are accused of dehorning two rhino at the Tamboti Floodland Farm in April.

One of the rhino was killed while the other survived the attack.

It is still recovering from two bullet wounds.

According to the Department of Environmental Affairs, more than 150 rhino have already been killed in South Africa during 2013.

Police spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said all of the men were foreign nationals.

"We are still busy with the suspects, all of who are from Mozambique. They are aged between 32 and 34."

The suspects will appear in the Naboomspruit Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

According to police, two AK47 rifles were confiscated during the operation.