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A POACHER was killed and two others injured in an exchange of gunfire between poachers and game rangers on Christmas Day, the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (EKZNW) said on Monday.
"Two suspected rhino poachers were wounded and one killed in an exchange of gunfire with rangers on December 25," it said.
Rangers in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park heard shots at about 7.40pm and responded, resulting in the shootings.
The carcass of a male white rhino was found on Saturday.
"We regret a life has been lost but ... those who think they can plunder our wildlife resources do so at their peril," said EKZNW general manager Sifiso Kheswa. - Sapa