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Tragedy at Tshwane’s reserve as rhinos get electrocuted


A female rhino, her calf, and a zebra were electrocuted. Sometime during the course of Friday night, tragedy struck at Tshwane’s Rietvlei Nature Reserve, when a female rhino, her calf, and a zebra were electrocuted after the collapse of an Eskom electricity pylon.

Tshwane Nature Conservation officials discovered the 3 carcasses earlier this morning during routine patrols.

It is unknown what caused the collapse of the wooden pylons, however, preliminary indications are that one leg of the two-legged structure failed about 1,5 metres above ground level, causing the overhead electricity cables to come into contact with the animals which were below it at the time.

Eskom technicians are already on-site to repair the pylon and secure the overhead cables.

The City’s Nature Conservation officials will work closely with Eskom officials to establish the cause of the collapse, check the soundness of all other structures along this overhead line, and to determine which measures that could be implemented to safeguard the reserve’s wildlife from further harm.

In other news – Cassper Nyovest – I can’t wait to see what #FillUpRoyalBafokeng will do

SOUTH African rapper Refiloe Maele Phoolo better known as Cassper Nyovest is excited about the 5th FillUp concert been held in his home. Nyovest said at a press conference held last Thursday afternoon at Royal Marang Hotel near Rustenburg, North West “FillUpRoyalBafokeng is his favourite, mainly because finally we are bringing the Dome experience dome.

Cassper Nyovest


The” Remote Control” rapper announced in August that he would be taking his Fill Up concert to his home of the North West province in Rustenburg at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. continue reading

Source: The Citizen