Mr President, what about the rhino killings?
THIS is an open letter to the President,
His Excellency, Mr Ramaphosa.
I apologise for not being able to narrow this down to the appropriate minister but after looking at more than 30 names of ministers, not to mention deputy ministers, the nearest ministers I could come up with might be the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa and Tokozile Xasa, Minister of Sports and Recreation, not that murdering rhinos could be considered a sport, but they are located in a park.
Something has to be done about this poaching problem, and I’m not talking about buying little beaded bracelets to contribute to the ‘cause’.
We are seeing no real action.
We are not seeing high level talks with the countries involved, namely Vietnam, China, Indonesia, and the Far East in general.
We are not seeing South African ambassadorial groups travel to these countries to speak to the people via the media.
We are not seeing trade embargoes with the above.
We are not seeing travel bans to the above.
We are not seeing armed guards on each and every rhino. (There aren’t that many left).
We are not seeing radio collars.
We are not seeing sound detection devices for gunshots.
We are not seeing much of anything.
The only thing we are seeing is one of the kingpins of the rhino horn trade get his trial postponed, postponed, postponed ...