The accused and three other men were inside the Ndumo Game Reserve on 19 November 2011 at 17:00. One man was carrying a firearm. Game rangers patrolling in the Reserve caught sight of the men in pursuit of a rhino. The rangers ordered the man to put down the firearm. Instead, he turned and pointed it at the rangers.
The appellants applied twice for permits to import and keep lions but the applications were rejected by the respondent. The appellants them applied to the High Court for the review of the respondent’s decision and for ancillary relief. The application was dismissed with costs.