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A South African court has found a poacher guilty of murder of one of his colleagues even though it was a wildlife ranger that shot and killed him. The decision is being held as ground-breaking and a new legal weapon to be used against rhino poachers.
Abel Mfana Mashabane, 26, from Phalaborwa, pleaded guilty to trespassing in a designated area after he and his friends were caught walking through the park in May.
He told the court he had been framed by game rangers and that he suspected they had planted a rhino horn in his bag.
During sentencing, Mashabane's lawyer told the court his client's hip was dislocated during his arrest, and that he could not be sent to prison.
"Prison will be worse for him as he has been on crutches since the day of arrest. He has acknowledged the seriousness of the offence he faces, and that rhinos get killed on daily basis," his lawyer said.
Magistrate Sheila Msibi did not find Mashabane guilty of possession of white rhino horn, because neither a carcass nor a killing site was located.