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The case of two men who were found in possession of a lion’s head has been postponed so that authorities can verify their addresses.

Joseph Modime, 59, and Emily Mashaba, 54, appeared in the Zeerust Magistrate’s Court on Monday whe

“The Hawks reported that the two suspects were travelling from Tembisa in Johannesburg, seeking a traditional healer to sell the lion’s head to for an amount of R350 000. The report further indicated that this sale was intercepted by a police agent who arranged a traditional healer, leading to the arrest of the two at a petrol station in Zeerust,” National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Henry Mamothame said.

The head was wrapped in refuse bags when it was found.

The men were charged with the contravention of the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004.

re their case was postponed to 20 December.

The men were arrested at a petrol station in Zeerust, allegedly while they were on their way to sell the head to a traditional healer.

 

-News 24

 

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