Cattle worth R750 000 recovered, suspect to appear in court

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Tebogo Msimanga |

A 37-year-old man is expected to appear in the Vryburg Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 23 March 2021, in connection with a case of stock theft. The suspect was arrested by Kuruman Stock Theft Unit and Vryburg Stock Theft Unit at Kuruman, in the Northern Cape on Saturday, 20 March 2021. after he was allegedly linked to a stock theft case.

Colonel Amanda Funani said according to allegations, the farm manager left the farm after work on Friday, 12 March 2021 and everything was in order.

“It is alleged that when he returned Monday morning, he noticed that there was something wrong with the kraal’s gate. Further allegations state that when the manager went inside the kraal he saw that 98 cattle worth the value of R750 000.00 were missing.”

Funani added that the farm manager reported the matter to Vryburg Police Station and police immediately attended to the matter and contacted their counterparts in Kuruman. 

“The  investigation by two provinces led to the arrest of the suspect and he directed them to three farmers, to whom he sold the livestock to and 82 cattle were recovered.”

She added that according to allegations, the suspect used a bakkie with a trailer to transport the livestock from Vryburg to Kuruman. The animals were recovered and handed back to the rightful owner.

North West Police Commissioner Sello Kwena, applauded the two Provinces Stock Theft Units for working tirelessly in ensuring the arrest of the suspect and the recovery of the stolen livestock.He reminded farmers to brand mark their livestock as this assist the police to identify the rightful owners.

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