Three suspects have been released on bail for being in possession of the animal last week, which is said to have an estimated value of R50 000.
One of the accused, Sulaiman Effendi, son of convicted husband killer Najwa Petersen, appeared alongside his co-accused, Shurud Jacobs, and Moegamat Simons in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
Police spokesperson FC van Wyk yesterday said the accused appeared on charges of possession of a protected animal. The men were each granted bail of R5 000, unopposed by the State, and the hearing was postponed to November 27 for further investigation, said Van Wyk.
“The Stock and Endangered Species Unit’s investigation is ongoing.”