SANP to continue operating Rhino Court in the Kruger National Park

The South African National Parks says that its Skukuza Regional Court, better known as the “Rhino Court”, would continue to operate in the Kruger National Park following a legal battle over its location.

The court, which boasts a 100 % rhino poaching conviction rate, had not been operating for over a year due to a legal battle waged by the Mpumalanga Regional Court’s president, Naomi Engelbrecht, who sought to have it closed and its cases transferred to the Mhala Court.

However, a Constitutional Court ruling has now opened its doors again, allowing for the Skukuza Regional Court to continue operating inside the Kruger National Park.