EX-POLICEMAN ACCUSED OF BEING THE HEART OF A RHINO HORN SMUGGLING SYNDICATE
“THE POWER OF CIVIL SERVANTS IN SOUTH AFRICA MAKES ME SICK”…..
THE EYES OF A KILLERV – HOPE HE ROTS
Shortly after Jana Boshoff took a photo of Joseph Nyalungu he hit her with documents clutched in his hand. He then attempted to strike her on the face but Boshoff stood back and avoided the blow.He also grabbed the camera. Fellow journalist Yaseen Gaffar jumped to her defence.
The incident was reported to magistrate Andreas Mastourades shortly before proceedings – where a total of 13 suspects appeared on charges relating to rhino horn smuggling.Another accused, Elijah Ngubeni, was added to the already 12 accused on the charge sheet.Joseph Nyalungu (Big Joe), accused number one, is appeared together with fellow South Africans Conrad Nkuna (48) a policeman and Happy Sello Zitha (37), Vietnamese nationals Lan Anh Nguyen (28) and Ngoc Cuang Pham (35) and Mozambicans Daniel Timothy Mncube (44), David Lazarus Singanque (29), Calisto Joe Gulaigu Massoda (26), Zeka Fransisco Mindu Santos (31), Checo Someone Cassa (37) and Sam Mashaba (36).The charges include trading in protected wildlife, money laundering, drug possession, housebreaking, house robbery, employing illegal immigrants, providing assistance to illegal immigrants, possession of stolen property, theft and conspiracy to commit a crime.The case was postponed until June because transcripts of telephone conversations, as well as other documents, have not yet been made available.
State prosecutor Ansie Venter also indicated that the state plans to add another charge of racketeering.
Accused number three, Conrad Nkuna, is having trouble with legal representation
We plea to the justice department not to grant bail