9 arrested for KZN stock theft

2011-02-23 08:48

Nine people were arrested yesterday for stock theft in Nongoma and Melmoth, police said today.

“We have arrested nine people for stock theft in Nongoma and Melmoth. They will appear in court today,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Thembeka Mbele.

Stock theft was rife in KwaZulu-Natal with farmers losing millions every year because of theft.

Mbele called on farmers to brand their stock so that it would be easy to identify when they are stolen.

She said the police had also arrested 49 people for different cases such as attempted murder and rape in the Nongoma police cluster.

“We also arrested 132 (people) for things such as the possession of dagga and selling liquor without licences.” 

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