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But Mrs Pienaar's efforts were in vain, as her brother-in-law did attend the auction and snapped up three of the cubs - including Jolie, the cheetah he eventually sold to Dr Pienaar.
'We are glad he did now - she is part of the family,' the 63-year-old said.
Just like namesake Angelina, four-year-old Jolie has achieved celebrity status in the Pienaars' hometown of Brakfontein, Free State, near the city Bloemfontein, where fans often turn up at the couples' home to snap pictures of the tame cheetah.
Cute: Jolie the cheetah, seen here at six months old, is now four