Panjo's owner in court over weapons arsenal

2017-08-25 11:07
Panjo the hand-reared tiger. (Cornél van Heerden, Netwerk24)

Panjo the hand-reared tiger. (Cornél van Heerden, Netwerk24)

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Johannesburg - The owner of Panjo the famous tiger is set to apply for bail in the Springs Magistrate’s Court on Friday after he was arrested following a police raid during which hand grenades, explosives and 1.5 million bullets for three different types of firearms were found.  

Netwerk24 reported.  

Major General Prince Mokotedi, the Hawks’ boss in Gauteng, said they’d found at least one revolver, 19 hunting rifles, an R5 magazine, 36 igniters, police equipment – including badges and handcuffs – as well as explosives.

They managed to scrape together R400 000 to buy back Panjo and 19 other tigers and lions from the bankrupt estate. 

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