Body parts found near site where ranger went missing in Kruger National Park

Human remains have been discovered in the Kruger National Park believed to be of the missing field ranger, Checkers Mashego.

Mashego went missing in the park on 17 November 2020 in Mpumalanga.

According to information, the remains were found near equipment were the deceased was using as a field ranger.

The body parts were found on Thursday, 17 December 2020 by a search party in the same section.

The human remains will be sent for DNA analysis to confirm the identity.

Mashego’s family has been informed about the discovery and SANParks is providing support to the family where possible.

Environmental Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Barbara Creecy appealed to anyone with information on the death of a field ranger at the Kruger National Park to contact police.

The minister expressed her condolences to the family of field ranger Checkers Mashego following the discovery of a body.

“I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Ranger Mashego’s family and wish them strength at this very difficult time. They are being supported by SANParks officials. The Kruger National Park will continue to support the police in the investigation to determine what led to the death of an experienced ranger,” said Creecy.

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