Minister’s rhino probe



November 18, 2016
Minister’s rhino probe

ALLEGATIONS: Minister David Mahlobo

SAPS investigate poaching allegations after Al Jazeera doccie implicates Mhalobo.

Cops were investigating allegations that State Security Minister David Mahlobo was linked to a rhino poaching syndicate, Minister in the Presidency said on Thursday.

“Cabinet noted the allegations in an Al Jazeera documentary against Minister of State Security, Mr David Mahlobo, and noted that the South African Police Service are investigating the allegations.”

In the documentary, self-confessed rhino traffickers claim that they are close to Mahlobo.

In a Q&A session in the National Assembly, the minister said he would not quit his post, saying he asked Mpumalanga cops to probe the allegations.

“With all due respect, I’m not going to resign. I’ve never been found guilty,” Mahlobo said.

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