update (23 May 2014): An interesting read, researched by Julian Rademeyer: "Kruger elephant poaching incident is not ‘the first in more than ten years’".
South African National Parks (SANParks) yesterday confirmed the first confirmed elephant poaching incident in the Kruger National Park in well over ten years. According to SANParks Rangers Corp Officer Commanding, Major General (Ret) Johan Jooste, forensic evidence suggests that this elephant bull was purposefully shot for its tusks, which were hacked off and carried away by suspected poachers. Investigations are currently underway. The incident occurred in the Pafuri region, in the northern part of the Kruger National Park.