Pangolin suspect in court

This pangolin was confiscated by members of the Endangered Species Unit

TOM BURKE — The 35-year-old Knowledge Dube appeared in Mahwelereng Magistrate’s Court on Monday 15 June, facing a charge of possession of endangered species.

He was remanded in custody and the case was postponed to 23 June 2020 for a formal bail application and further Police investigation.

Police in Tom Burke arrested Dube on Friday 12 June after he was allegedly found in possession of a pangolin, which is an endangered species.

The arrest took place after Police received information about someone selling a live pangolin in the Swartwater area.

Members of the Endangered Species Unit of the SAPS were informed, and they apprehended the suspect and confiscated the pangolin.

The investigation continues.

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