A wild animal, either a leopard or a cheetah, was spotted in Harmony Road in Virginia in the Free State this morning. Members of a local security company who patrol the area throughout the night saw the animal around 05:00.
According to Monica Fouché of the security company, members followed the animal after spotting it opposite the BP Garage in town. Fouché says the wild animal went into hiding in bushes at a nearby bridge. She says she doesn’t want to cause panic but appeals to community members who walk in the area to be cautious as the animal might still be in the vicinity.
Fouché says the security officers are certain that it was a wild animal with spots that they saw. The police have also been alerted. Fouché says the security officers are still in the area. – Christal-lize Muller