May 27, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Kruger National Park field ranger shot dead while working with colleagues

A field ranger in Kruger National Park (KNP) was shot dead on Wednesday afternoon.

South African National Parks spokesman Isaac Phaahla confirmed that a field ranger succumbed to his injuries afterwards he was shot while on duty with his colleagues in the Shangoni Reserve.

“Details are vague at this point but we will have a clearer picture tomorrow (Thursday) after the traumatized colleagues have given their statements. The victim’s name will be withheld pending notification of next of kin,” Phaahla said.

The incident followed the arrest in April of two field workers on charges of fraud, money laundering and corruption.

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