Da Calls For Moratorium On Big 5 Killings - After 10 Lions, 32 Buffalo Killed In Kzn

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Heinz de Boer, DA spokesperson on Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, said the latest killing of lions followed the DA exposing that Ezemvelo rangers had killed 32 buffalo instead of relocating them.

“We’re appalled that Ezemvelo - the very custodians of our provincial wildlife - are the biggest culprits in the killing of the Big Five. According to a report compiled by MEC Dube-Ncube, some of the lions escaped after two rhino crashed through the park fence.

“But other lions have repeatedly escaped after Ezemvelo failed to effectively police the fence and repair holes made by poachers,” he said.

Ezemvelo spokesperson Musa Mntambo denied that lions were being slaughtered....

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