Cedara sheep theft: Security guards in court

2010-01-22 00:00

STOCK thieves who stole 25 Merino sheep from Cedara Agricultural College recently are alleged to have slaughtered a stud ram worth R15 000 on the spot and to have supplied the meat to security guards for a braai.

Four men — including two security guards from Nkonka Security who worked at Cedara College — yesterday appeared briefly in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court in connection with the theft of the 25 sheep and a laptop computer from the college on the night of January 12/13.

The guards are Herman Ngcobo (34) and Jethro Shangase (24).

Their co-accused are an administration clerk from the department of Arts and Culure, Sandile Ngcobo (27), who lives at the college, and an unemployed man, S’tabhiso Ndlovu (21).

They were not asked to plead to any charges yesterday and the case was postponed pending a date for trial in the regional court.

The Witness has learned that a fifth suspect — also a security guard from Nkonka Security employed at the college — was arrested yesterday and is also expected to appear in court soon.

The arrests were made by members of the Pietermaritzburg stock theft unit in conjunction with police from Hilton.

Police recovered 12 of the stolen sheep alive.

Investigations are continuing to establish the fate of the others.

ingrido@witness.co.za

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