A rhino poaching case against former police officer, Joseph Nyalunga and his co-accused has been postponed by the Middelburg Magistrate's court in Mpumalanga.
Previous cases linked to Nyalunga and his co-accused have now been combined with the rhino poaching charges. The case now includes house breaking, robbery and dealing with rhino horns. Nyalunga and other seven men were arrested in Mkhuhlu and Hazyview earlier this year.
He was earlier arrested at the Middelburg Toll Plaza with other two suspects where they were allegedly found in possession of millions of rands.
During their arrest Nyalunga was found in possession of R60 000 cash and four rhino horns
All cases against Joseph Nyalunga have now been combined. He is now appearing with all his co-accused in both cases facing one case of racketeering.
During their arrest, Nyalunga was found in possession of R60 000 cash and four rhino horns. More than R5 million was then also discovered in one of his houses including automated money counter. During his arrest he was out on bail in the case of being found in possession of millions of rand in December last year. He was with other two suspects, one of them a woman from Vietnam.
Six of the suspects are from Mozambique: Daniel Mncuso, David Sigangue, Calisto Massoda, Zeka Santos, Checo Cossa, Sam Mashaba and Condrad Nkuna and one woman from Vietnam, Anh Nguyen. Their case has been postponed to October 10.
Three suspects are out on bail while others are kept in custody.