31 March 2014.
The Inkatha Freedom Party is horrified by the
year-on-year increase in the numbers of Rhino being poached on
South African soil. To date in 2014, this number stands at 237
IFP MP on the environment, Ms CN Zikalala
said, "I am aghast at the figures of rhino killed since 2008.
There has been a steady increase in the killings which clearly
indicates that the Minister and Department of Environment are
losing this battle; more must be done."
The Inkatha Freedom Party calls for stringent
legislation, tougher criminal sanction for those found guilty of
poaching and the illicit trade in rhino horn, more feet on the
ground in our wildlife parks and greater social awareness
campaigns in our schools and communities."
"We also call upon Minister Molewa to
vociferously engage her international counterparts in closing
the illicit trade channels for rhino horn."
"Finally, we salute all those champions of
South African Wildlife, our unsung heroes, the rangers, the
animal rights activists and NGOs who tirelessly continue the
fight to eradicate the scourge of rhino poaching from our soil".
Ms CN Zikalala, MP on 083 282 8384
Adv. Anthony Mitchell on 076 943 7106