Field rangers remanded in custody for money laundering

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Skukuza Magistrate Court on Monday, 25 April 2022 remanded Daniel Chikwa Maluleke (60) and Solly Ubisi (56) in custody. They were arrested on Saturday afternoon in Skukuza and charged with corruption, money laundering and fraud linked to wildlife trafficking.

The suspects were arrested by the Mpumalanga based Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team assisted by the Skukuza Stock Theft and Endangered Species Unit during operation Blood Orange.

Mpumalanga Hawks spokesperson Dineo Sekgotodi said the arrest followed a comprehensive investigation which included their financial affairs. “It is alleged that the suspects provided tactical information to rhino poaching syndicates in exchange for large sums of money”.

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