Weekend Post (South Africa)

Penguin pair hoping case will be dropped


TWO young men accused of stealing Buddy the penguin hope that the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court will withdraw the criminal charges against them.

Yesterday, the case against Adrian Donian, 22, and Emile du Plessis, 18, was postponed to April 19 for their legal representa­tives to make representa­tions to the National Director of Public Prosecutio­ns.

The friends allegedly snatched the African penguin from its enclosure at the Bayworld complex in September last year, before releasing him back into the ocean.

Buddy was undergoing rehabilita­tion at Bayworld at the time. – Kathryn Kimberley

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