AL-JAZEERA IMPLICATES SOUTH AFRICAN MINISTER IN RHINO POACHING USING PICTURES HE TOOK WITH PRESIDENT UHURU
President Uhuru’s picture has been shown in a highly incriminating “Al-Jazeera Investigates” poaching documentary which was broadcast earlier this week (fast forward to between minute 16 and 19)
The footage which was broadcast to a worldwide audience and is available on YouTube, shows the South African Minister of State Security, Mr David Mahlobo pictured together with President Uhuru Kenyatta in which a Chinese “Level 3” international ivory smuggler and massage parlour operator – Guan Jiang Guang – unwittingly says “He came to my massage parlour every week or at least twice a month” adding that “I know him very well”.
The footage is part of an undercover investigation into rhino horn poaching where an Al Jazeera undercover team penetrated the network of dealers, agents and traffickers who profit from the multi-million dollar trade in Rhino horn. Mahlobo is named as one of the senior government officials who partake in illegal poaching business through his wife.
But it is unclear why Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit decided to expose Minister Mhalobo alleged poacher’s link using his pictures with President Uhuru.
Al Jazeera discovered that members of the Chinese President’s delegation went on an illegal spending spree in South Africa to buy ivory and rhino horn and smuggled the products back to China
An inventory conducted by Kenyan authorities and external groups concluded on 27 August, 2015 Kenyan authorities reported that government-held stockpiles contained more than 1,248 pieces of rhinoceros horn weighing 1,519 kg (3,349 pounds). About twenty five thousand rhino are left in Africa. Six thousand have been killed in the last decade