By Alastair Leithead, BBC News, South Africa
A police informant has told the BBC he was the middleman between rhino-horn smugglers and a court syndicate in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. He alleges he took money given to a lawyer from rhino-horn kingpins and paid it to people within the judiciary. The lawyer, Welcome Ngwenya, denies that he was involved in paying bribes. But investigations, involving others informants, point to a court syndicate that could be keeping rhino killers beyond the reach of the law.