Search still on for missing Kruger Park ranger

South African National Parks (SANParks) ranger corps, their K9 unit, as well as airwing and environmental crime investigation units, have reported no new news on missing Kruger National Park (KNP) ranger, Checkers Mashego. 

Mashego went missing during the early hours of Tuesday 17 November 2020 in the Stolsnek section of the KNP while on a routine patrol. 

Search efforts have been intensified by additional support from SAPS.

KNP communications and marketing general manager Isaac Phaahla said that the ranger has been working at the park for more than ten years, and had extensive experience.

Phaahla said it was initially thought that Mashego could have wandered out of the park.

Mashego’s family is being updated regularly. 

“SANParks officials have notified his family and are currently in contact with them to provide any support that is required. A case of a missing person has been registered at the Skukuza police station.”

SANParks have appealed to members of the public that if they have any information on the whereabouts of Mashego, to call 10111, or the SANParks MAJOC emergency numbers, 013 735 0197 or 076 801 9679.