Cows slaughtered by thieves, and dumped

2016-10-28 06:00
 Photo: supplied Unborn calves and skulls in the forest.

Photo: supplied Unborn calves and skulls in the forest.

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THE community of Elukholweni village outside Underberg were shocked when their cows were killed and slaughtered by unknown thieves recently.

Olga Mkhize and her neighbour Nomasonto Zuma are the last
victims to lose their cows mysteriously.

Mkhize discovered the skulls of her four cows in a nearby forest on 19 November after they had disappeared on 18 November.

“I was surprised to see the skulls of my cows in the forest.
“My cows were stolen from the kraal in my yard.
“I am saddened because these cows are my investment for my
children.
“I sell them to buy food and pay for their school requirements.”

Another victim, Nomasonto
Zuma, is devastated after losing two pregnant cows on the same night, and was shocked to see the skulls and unborn calves in the same
forest.
Zuma is now left with only one cow.

According to other villagers, it is not the first time they suspect that thieves target households with children or women at night.

“We don’t know where they are taking the meat,” said Zuma.

A case of stock theft is under police investigation at Himeville Police Station in Underberg.

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