27 November 2008
"We are lending this beautiful new boat so that you can help us patrol the upper reaches of the Massingir Dam to rid the area of illegal fishing and thus help to secure the aquatic life of this river system for generations to come," said Dr Mkhize.
"As we know and accept the Limpopo National Park and its staff and rangers are in effect our colleagues as we are all working together as part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, of which both our respective national parks are an integral part," he added.
This loan follows the donation of two boats to South African National Parks (SANParks) by the Honorary Rangers following a plea by KNP rangers for a boat to patrol the Olifants River to rid the area of illegal fishing, particularly near the Mozambique border.
"We vow to use this boat in the fight against illegal fishing in the Massingir Dam," he commented, "and will also use it to investigate any crocodile carcasses we happen to find."
The boat will be based at the Limpopo National Park head office near the Massingir Dam wall.
Raymond Travers, Media Relations Practitioner, Kruger National Park
Tel: 013 735 4116
Mobile: 082 908 2677
William Mabasa, HOD: Public Relations and Communication, Kruger National Park
Tel: 013 735 4363
Mobile: 082 807 3919
27th November 2008
Financial Gazette ZimbabweStaff Reporter 1/22/2004
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