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Two arrested in North West for possession of lion's head

The Hawks have arrested two suspects in the North West for possession of a lion's head. File image.
The Hawks have arrested two suspects in the North West for possession of a lion's head. File image.
Image: SIKHO NTSHOBANE

The Hawks have arrested two men in the North West for being in possession of a lion’s head.

The men, aged 62 and 54, were arrested on Thursday in Zeerust,

“A preliminary investigation by the Hawks revealed the duo were travelling from Thembisa in Johannesburg looking for a traditional healer to sell the lion's head to for R350,000,” said Hawks spokesperson Lt Col Philani Nkwalase.

“A police agent intercepted the sale by arranging a traditional healer and the suspects were arrested at a Shell garage in Zeerust.”

The animal’s head was found wrapped in refuse bags inside a vehicle.

The suspects will appear in the Zeerust magistrate’s court on Monday.

TimesLIVE


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