All in a ford: Three men and a goat … or 10 goats

2012-11-09 00:00

DURBAN — In August it was three men and four sheep in a Toyota Tazz, and this week it was three men and 10 goats in a Ford Fiesta.

Police in the north of KwaZulu- Natal could not believe their eyes on Tuesday when they stopped the Ford hatchback with no number plates on the road between Ngome and Nongoma.

The found the driver, his passengers and the live goats crammed into the vehicle.

Three of the goats shared the back seat with one of the men and seven were crammed into the rear of the hatch, said police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane.

The men, aged 21, 39 and 40, were charged with possession of suspected stolen property when they could not explain the goats’ presence.

Zwane said if the goats’ owner could be found, the men would be charged with stock theft.

The stock theft unit in Vryheid is investigating.

In August, police near Ixopo stopped a Toyota Tazz transporting three men and four sheep. Two of the sheep shared the back set with one of the men.

However, the record for most stolen stock found in one car still goes to Vrede, where the police in 2009 stopped a heavily laden green Nissan Langley and extracted from it four adult men and 14 dead Merino ewes that were all pregnant.

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