Two men arrested for stock theft

By Drum Digital
13 January 2016

Two men aged 39 and 55 have been arrested for allegedly stealing cattle in the Mabhilidi grazing field in Umzimkhulu, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

By Nomzamo Ngcobo

It is alleged that police came across four men loading cattle into a trailer of a vehicle in the early hours of yesterday morning. Two of the suspects ran away and the remaining two could not prove the ownership of the cattle, and they could not explain why they were loading them.

The livestock’s lawful owners were traced and their cattle were returned to them. Suspects will appear at the Umzimkhulu Magistrates’ Court soon, they face stock theft charges. They will be profiled to establish if they can be linked to other stock theft cases in the area and its surroundings.

KZN Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni said, “We will fight stock theft in this province until the community has peaceful nights with their livestock in their kraals or while grazing.”

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