Zebra was killed ‘to make polony’

2008-09-01 00:00

Two men and a schoolboy have been charged with the illegal hunting of protected game after they were caught with a carcass of a zebra they allegedly intended to make into polony, in Camperdown outside Pietermaritzburg.

Johannes Erasmus (54), William McCallus (47) and an 18-year-old boy who goes to a Pietermaritzburg high school were nabbed while carrying the carcass to their white Toyota Raider bakkie on August 16.

It is alleged that they killed the zebra on the privately-owned Pom Farm near Lion Park.

They appeared in the Camperdown Magistrate’s Court on August 18 and are due to make a second appearance at the same court on November 20.

“We were informed of a car parking illegally on Pom Farm, and when we got there, we found the three carrying a carcass to their vehicle. We confiscated the vehicle and the carcass to establish how it was killed,” said police spokeswoman Inspector Joey Jeevan.

The Witness established that Erasmus is a former policeman and he and the teenager live in Prestbury. McCallus, who works as a motor mechanic, lives in Bisley Park.

Jeevan said no firearms were found in the possession of the accused.

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