South Africa: R50 000 reward for information leading to the arrest of any magistrate conspiring with rhino poaching syndicates

Saving the Wild’s mandate is to expose corruption enabling wildlife poaching and pursue high level targets. Throughout 2017 and 2018, we exposed the Blood Rhino Blacklist – On 5 October, South Africa’s Minister of Justice suspended KZN Regional Court President Eric Nzimande, with criminal charges pending. No one is untouchable – and we have never burned a source.

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R50 000 REWARD campaign launched on 22 November 2018 in support of Greater Kruger Rangers risking their lives every day to save our precious rhinos. If we are to honour them, we should honour them with justice.

1/4 page adverts in Corridor Gazette (22/1), Mpumalanga News (22/11), Lowvelder (23/11) and Hazyview Herald (30/11).

By Sam Sole, amaBhunganeREAD: Corruption in the courtroom: A sordid tale of sex, gambling, poachers and payoffs

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More than four years after his arrest, and a slew of more than 30 delays (including 7 lawyer changes) plus courtroom changes in the wake of bribery allegations, the trial of the alleged kingpin of Zululand, Dumisani Gwala, will finally start on 24 April at Mtubatuba court with Magistrate Zungu presiding. The Court has made it very clear that she will not tolerate further delay tactics, even if it means Gwala must represent himself. Watch the BBC Documentary: Rhinos Killing and Corruption, featuring an exclusive interview with whistleblower ‘Fresh’.

Saving the Wild orchestrated a critical role in the 12 June Hawks Police arrest of alleged Kruger kingpin Petros Sydney Mabuza aka “Mr Big”. He was denied bail on 6 June, and then in a greased lightning turn of events, he was granted bail in the High Court just ten days later on 16 July. And then the court transcript mysteriously went missing…

On 18 September, Mabuza was arrested again, this time alongside alleged rival kingpin Joseph Nyalunga aka “Big Joe”. Both were granted bail on 2 November – even though both were already out on bail for rhino poaching related charges.

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