‘Musina Mafia’ arming poachers

9 July, 2010 Julian Rademeyer, Beeld Pretoria – Hunting rifles stolen in South Africa are being fitted with silencers and allegedly smuggled into Zimbabwe by a Musina hunter to be used in poaching rhino. A Beeld investigation reveals that ruthless South African hunters and safari-operators are plundering Zimbabwe’s wildlife stocks and making a killing from […]

Farm attack gun used for poaching

9 July, 2010 Julian Rademeyer, Beeld Johannesburg – A Winchester hunting rifle stolen during a violent farm attack in Limpopo has provided a vital link between the so-called “Musina mafia”, rhino poachers operating in southern Zimbabwe and criminal gangs trading in stolen weapons. The .375 rifle with the serial number G1179783 was seized by Zimbabwean […]

The “Musina Mafia”

Julian Rademeyer talks to Simon Gear of 50|50  about his investigations into a ruthless poacher, a farm attack and the cross-border smuggling of hunting rifles used to kill rhinos. Tweet