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A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison, in a case national park rangers hope will deter other poachers. Mandla Chauke, a South African, was on Tuesday sentenced for convictions of murder, illegal hunting of rhinos, rhino horn theft, illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, as well as trespassing in a national park. He and two accomplices shot three rhinos after illegally entering Kruger park in 2011, then got into a firefight with patrolling rangers in which one suspect was killed and another fled, according to police. He was sentenced on Tuesday in the Nelspruit Magistrates Court, near Kruger in the northeastern part of South Africa.

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