Criminal case opened against PE penguin-snatchers

Two male students, who confessed to stealing a penguin from Port Elizabeth’s marine park, now face criminal charges.

A case has been opened against the pair after they snatched Buddy the penguin from his enclosure at Bayworld, and released him into the sea, near Pollock Beach.

Bayworld's Dylan Bailey explains that the young men disagreed with idea of animals in captivity, and thought they were doing the right thing by setting the bird free.

However, the snatchers may have done more harm than good for the endangered three-year-old African black-footed penguin.

Buddy was hatched at Bayworld and, because he was raised as a captive bird, he has not been exposed to the wildlife environment to learn survivals skills such as foraging.

All of the seabirds and seals we have here were all actually stranded animals that couldn't be released one way or another

Dylan Bailey, manager at Bayworld marine park

Bailey explains that, if Buddy is not found in the next three weeks, the bird may not make it on his own.

Bayworld management hopes the bird comes ashore or comes into pr

Meanwhile, the penguin snatchers may be liable for damages to the property, face community service or jail time.

Listen to the full conversation from The John Maytham Show (with Africa Melane):

Read More
[WATCH] Day-Zero for water running out fast approaching?

[WATCH] Day-Zero for water running out fast approaching?

A government employee emailed John Maytham about what he or she believes is the real state of play with the Cape water crisis.

Court to hear why Van Breda's witnesses should take stand before him

Court to hear why Van Breda's witnesses should take stand before him

State prosecution has argued that Van Breda could amend his version of events if his expert witnesses testify before him.

MPs want answers over Home Affairs DG's sudden suspension

MPs want answers over Home Affairs DG's sudden suspension

Mkuseli Apleni is the latest DG to be embroiled in a labour dispute and Home Affairs Minister hasn't been forthcoming about why.

Defence force not cure for SA's security issues, says analyst

Defence force not cure for SA's security issues, says analyst

Defence analyst John Stupard says the National Defence Force doesn't have policing powers to intervene in gang or taxi violence.

DA lays criminal charges against McKinsey, calls on US commission to investigate

DA lays criminal charges against McKinsey, calls on US commission to investigate

DA's shadow minister for public enterprises Natasha Mazzone opened a case against McKinsey for corruption, fraud and collusion.

Golden Arrow buses resumes services but high risk areas remain a no-go zone

Golden Arrow buses resumes services but high risk areas remain a no-go zone

Bronwen Dyke-Beyer, Public Relations Manager: Golden Arrow Bus Services says things are look a lot better than they were earlier.

Popular articles
Sasfin CEO opens up about dumping KPMG

Sasfin CEO opens up about dumping KPMG

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sasfin CEO Roland Sassoon.

Sasfin Holdings cuts ties with KPMG after 18 years

Sasfin Holdings cuts ties with KPMG after 18 years

CEO of Sasfin Holdings Roland Sassoon confirmed that it has dropped KPMG as their auditing firm and put its audit up for tender.

The ANC is dying and Prince Mashele says South Africans have three other choices

The ANC is dying and Prince Mashele says South Africans have three other choices

Political analyst Prince Mashele says anyone who votes for the ANC is complicit in destroying South African society.

The psychology of spending money we don't have

The psychology of spending money we don't have

For over 20 years Prof Steven Burgess has researched the reasons why people live beyond their means.

SACP want NPA to reinstate corruption charges against Zuma

SACP want NPA to reinstate corruption charges against Zuma

Political analyst Karima Brown gives her take on the matter.

Signs your child could be suffering from anxiety

Signs your child could be suffering from anxiety

Counselling psychologist Nikole Seele says it is important to differentiate between healthy anxiety and debilitating anxiety.