A 55-year-old man known for boasting about big game kills was recently found dead near his vehicle in Limpopo, South Africa. According to World Animal News, Riaan Naude was hunting when his vehicle overheated and he pulled to the side of the road. Someone in a truck allegedly pulled up to Naude’s vehicle and fatally shot him in the head before stealing one of his guns and driving away, reports the non-profit crime-fighting organization the Heritage Protection Group (HPG).
On June 27, Environmentalist Julio Cesar Martinez Tweeted:
Last minute: The hunter, who killed dozens of wild animals, Riaan Naude, was killed in his car when he was hunting. He was found shot in the head in Limpopo, South Africa.
Though the motive for Naude’s murder is unknown, there is speculation that locals resented his high-profile killings of animals in the area.
Naude ran Pro Hunt Africa; the business organizes hunts for paying customers.
Comments on the company’s Facebook page show many people expressing satisfaction that the notorious hunter was dead.
The authorities are investigating the murder.
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