In South Africa, a wildlife trophy hunter was killed after being shot ‘execution style’

According to local news sources, a guy who enjoyed shooting rare animals in Africa was discovered dead when his truck broke down.

Riaan Naude, the 55-year-old founder of Pro Hunt Africa, was discovered dead next to his car in Limpopo, South Africa.

Lieutenant Colonel Mamphaswa Seabi, a spokeswoman for the South African Police Service, confirmed Naude’s death to local media.

“The man was lying with his face up and there was blood on his head and face,” he told South African publication Maroela Media.

“Police found two hunting rifles, ammunition, clothes, water, whiskey, and pyjamas in the deceased’s [truck]. It looks like he was on his way to go hunting.”

“The motive for the attack and the subsequent murder is unknown at this stage.” Seabi stated.

According to the Mirror, a white vehicle pulled up next to the Naude and shot the hunter in the head from a safe distance.

According to the New York Post, a nearby cow herder heard a gunshot and saw a white Nissan pickup accelerate away.

According to the Heritage Protection Group, a non-profit anti-rhino poaching organization, investigators are now seeking for two suspects in the hunter’s murder.

“According to eyewitnesses, a white bakkie [truck] stopped next to him and shot him in cold blood at a short distance, after which the two suspects got out and only stole his pistol,” they said, as per Metro.
“They then jumped into the vehicle and raced in the direction of Marken. Traces were trampled on the scene. All the personal belongings were still in the vehicle, weapons, ammunition, hunting equipment and clothes were left as is.”

Despite the Naude’s gruesome murder, his company’s social media pages, Pro Hunt Africa, have been inundated with commentators gleefully celebrating the fact that the hunter became the hunted.

“Karma is a b***h,” one person commented.

“Stuff him and hang him on the wall, say cheese,” a second added.

A third just referred to him as a “sadist.”

Naude branded Pro Hunt Africa as a “hunting and eco safari company” based in northern South Africa and operating in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique.

They claim to specialize in ‘dangerous game and plains game hunting excursions with a focus on quality’ on their website.

Pro Hunt Africa costs $350 ($AUD 508, £289) per day to hunt wildlife, $2,500 ($AUD 3,634, £2,064) to hunt crocodiles, and $1,500 ($AUD 2,180, £1,238) to kill a giraffe, according to their price list.