The lion’s roar can be heard in the distance.
The roar is not the only thing that is heard in this remote section of South Africa.
A man and a dog have just been caught eating lion meat.
They have been accused of killing the majestic animal and defiling its carcasses.
The man, who has been named by South African media as Mr. Nkurukwa, and the dog have been charged with the slaughter of the lion.
The accused, however, say that they were not involved in the killing.
They were only hunting for meat, the man says.
The charges against the accused have been referred to the Pretoria High Court, and they face a jail term of up to 20 years.
“This is a very serious matter.
I’m really disappointed, but I have to take this case to court,” Mr. Mladelew told South Africa’s The Daily Nation newspaper.
He says he is not guilty of killing a lion, but rather of defiling the animal’s body.
He has said that he was not aware of the lions’ carcasses being defiled before he and his wife took the action.
The alleged crime has drawn the attention of animal protection groups who have demanded that the accused be prosecuted.
The SA Game Authority has said it has been notified about the charges and is looking into the matter.
The authority has also said that it will look into the allegations.
“We are aware of a number of complaints against the man and the dogs,” said the authority’s Director-General of Wildlife and Parks, Kieren Keesenberg.
“It is a matter for the High Court.”
South Africa recently made history by becoming the first country in the world to ban hunting of lions, and in 2012 it was the first to make such a law.
That law, however has been challenged and the law was struck down by the Constitutional Court in 2015.
In South Africa, a ban on hunting of the animals was passed after the country’s first legal hunt of a lion was held in 2009, the Daily Nation reported.
The lion population in South Africa has declined from more than 500,000 to less than 10,000.