PG to decide on ivory case

06 June 2019 | Justice

The matter involving a Windhoek oncologist charged with illegal possession of three elephant tusks will be submitted to the prosecutor-general for a decision.

Dr Thomas John Brown van Wyk (44) appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court yesterday on a charge of possession of controlled wildlife products.

State prosecutor Ntelamo Laura Mabuku informed the court that investigations into the matter had been finalised. She said the State was of the opinion that the matter should be submitted to the prosecutor-general for a decision.

The defence and state also agreed to the disclosure of evidence to be provided today.

Magistrate Vanessa Stanley postponed the matter to 19 June. Van Wyk was arrested after his house at Auas View was searched in his absence at the end of January. T

he search was conducted after the police had received a tip-off.

Three elephant tusks were found, for which Van Wyk apparently did not have permits.

Van Wyk, who was at work during the search, handed himself over to the police after consultations with his lawyer. He was granted bail of N$50 000.

ELLANIE SMIT

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