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Alleged #rhino poaching kingpin, 54-year-old Petros Sydney Mabuza, known in law enforcement and poaching gang circles as “Mr. Big” and his 21-year-old wife Nozwelo Mahumane were arrested on Tuesday of last week in #Mpumalanga, #SouthAfrica.
As per an official statement from the @sapoliceservice_za , the two were charged with violations of the Firearm Control Act, conspiracy to commit a crime and various infringements of the Credit Act.
Mabuza and Mahumane, who appeared at the Hazyview Magistrate Court on Thursday, are also accused of trafficking rhino horns in #Acornhoek, Mpumalanga.
“The battle for justice begins now. An astute businessman like Petros Mabuza does not yield such power without help from allies in high places,” Jamie Joseph, Director of @saving_the_wild , which has been gathering intelligence on Mr. Big’s alleged syndicate for several months, said in a statement. -
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