55-year-old trophy hunter Riaan Naude, who was known for killing lions, giraffes, and elephants, was shot dead in South Africa after a problem with his truck. Police told Metro that the deadly incident happened on Marken Road in the province of Limpopo.
Next to his vehicle, Naude’s lifeless body was discovered. Police reportedly stated that they have not yet determined the murder’s motive. Two hunting rifles were among the items discovered in Naude’s vehicle.
According to Police spokeswoman Lt. Col. Mamphaswa Seabi, “The man was lying with his face up and had blood on his head and face.”
Naude was the president of Pro Hunt Africa at the time of his murder. According to reports, the business is a “hunting and Eco Safari outfit.”
According to the non-profit crime-fighting group Heritage Protection Group (HPG), Naude stopped his car because it was overheating and the shooter then pulled up and shot him dead. The group added that the killers were two men and that they were traveling in a white Nissan pickup truck.
After the shooting, the men allegedly stole a pistol that was in Naude’s possession.