A 48-year-old KwaZulu-Natal man was arrested for trying to promote a San Rock Artwork on social media.
The person contravened the Nationwide Heritage Sources Act 25 of 1999.
The operation was carried out by the Hawks Severe Organised Crime Investigation group in Port Shepstone along with the K9 Unit.
‘The Hawks group reacted on info obtained a couple of suspect who had marketed a San rock artwork on the market on social media within the South Coast space. A search warrant was executed on the premises at Montague street in Sea Park which led to the arrest of the suspect in possession of the San rock artwork on Thursday, 18 February 2021,’ mentioned the South African Police Service (SAPS) in a press release.
The person was as a result of seem within the Port Sheptone Justice of the Peace’s Court docket on Monday, February 22 however his trial was delayed. This was performed in order that archeologists can conduct an skilled report and set up the origin of the San Rock Artwork, mentioned police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Philani Nkwalase.