Three of the four suspects arrested for allegedly being found in possession of lion bones in Dingateng village just outside Mahikeng in North West will on Thursday appear in court.

This comes after the fourth suspect was remanded in custody at the local magistrate’s court.

On Wednesday, Andrew Mompe appeared briefly in court and is facing charges of contravening the National Environmental Management Act.

He was arrested by the Tshidilamolomo police in conjunction with the Hawks together with three others.

Mompe will appear next Wednesday for formal bail application.