A man has been arrested after he was caught picking flowers from the mountains near Jonkersdam, Red Hill.
According to SANParks, rangers from the southern section of Table Mountain National Park reacted to a tip-off and apprehended the suspect.
SANParks said that the suspect was in the process of picking large amounts of King Proteas and Cape Sugarbush and had started to carry them closer to the road for collection.
“The suspect has been arrested and will be charged. Given the nature of this illegal activity and a large number of proteas cut, SANParks will be investigating this case further in terms of illegal trade and may add additional charges pending the outcome of the investigation,” SANParks said.
Meanwhile, rangers had been trying to catch the suspect for some time now and is grateful for the tip-off from the public which led to the arrest.