Manhunt launched after five lions killed on Northam farm

Manhunt launched after five lions killed on Northam farm

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Limpopo police have launched a manhunt after five lions were killed on a farm in the Northam area.

Preliminary investigations suggested the lions might have been fed poison-laced chicken by the suspects who gained entry onto the farm by cutting a fence, according to police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.

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“The lions were discovered on Wednesday at about 08:00. Some of them were found decapitated, and some had their paws cut off and teeth removed,”Mojapelo said in a statement on Thursday.

The provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant General Neke Ledwaba, condemned the and decapitation of the protected species.

A team of investigators was immediately appointed to track down the suspects.

“As the provincial stock theft awareness and anti- campaigns are unfolding, these must [be] stopped in their tracks and brought to book,” Ledwaba said.

This article was first published by News 24 on 21 November 2019.


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Linda Badham
Linda Badham

Brought to book ?? Find the scum and shoot them !!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Poachers and hunters should be poached into extinction

Diane
Diane

When they find the perpetrators they should show them the same mercy they showed the lions!! The earth is too crowded to support people like this – we don’t need them.