About hundred shark trunks found dumped on Western Cape beach

16 December 2019 - 11:37 By Nomahlubi Jordaan
According to a Facebook post, the trunks of about 100 sharks were dumped on Strandfontein beach in the Western Cape at the weekend.
According to a Facebook post, the trunks of about 100 sharks were dumped on Strandfontein beach in the Western Cape at the weekend.
Image: Chris Fallows / APEX SHARK EXPEDITIONS / via Facebook

The department of environmental affairs is investigating after about 100 sharks trunks were found dumped on a Western Cape beach.

According to ocean protection lobby group Ocean Impact, the shark bodies were discovered on Strandfontein beach on Sunday morning.

“The shocking discovery ... has left citizens extremely concerned. The photographs speak for themselves but the details behind the incident are still being investigated by authorities,” Ocean Impact said in the post.

BREAKING NEWS: A shocking discovery this morning at the beach! The trunks of approximately 100 sharks have been dumped...

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Environmental affairs department spokesperson Zolile Nqayi told TimesLIVE on Monday that it was looking into the incident.

“We have noted the reports and the department will investigate and comment further once we have more information,” said Nqayi.  


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