S Africa probes Security Minister's links to rhino smuggling

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South African police have launched an investigation into alleged links between the country's security minister and a Chinese rhino horn smuggler, according to the government.

The probe announced on Thursday was prompted by claims made by Guan Jiang Guang, a self-professed rhino horn trader, in an undercover Al Jazeera documentary, that he was close to State Security Minister David Mahlobo.

"Cabinet noted the allegations in an Al Jazeera documentary against Minister of State Security, Mr David Mahlobo," Jeff Radebe, a senior adviser to President Jacob Zuma, told journalists.

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