A 53-year-old man was given a fine of R2,500 after he was found in possession of monkey meat, hyena meat, three dried crocodile skin and fresh unskinned crocodile carcass that was found inside a refrigerator at Dumphries C near Thulamahashe outside Bushbuckridge. The man paid the fee as an admission of guilt.

According to the information, some members of the public notified the authorities about the person in possession of wild game. Upon arrival at the scene, members of the police from Mhala SAPS as well as law enforcement agencies from Mpumalanga Board and Tourism discovered the said items.