Ann Marie attended the court hearing on behalf of CCB on Thursday 27th July, to provide evidence and background information. A prosecution is being pursued by South African Environmental Management Inspectors (also known as the 'Green Scorpions'), seeking a fine of up to R150,000 and the revoking of a hunting licence. The professional hunter, Mr. Erwin Kruger from an organization called Kruger African Safari's, appeared before the court to answer charges of 1; shooting a cheetah, and 2; allowing his client to shoot a cheetah. The court proceedings received coverage on South African radio and while Mr. Kruger now seeks legal council, the court was adjourned pending a further hearing in November/December.
We wish to thank all our friends and associates across the border, especially those at the De Wildt Wild Cheetah Programme, as well as the Green Scorpions and the authorities who are pursuing the matter.