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Sheep droppings betray cops

2011-02-02 15:55

Standerton - Sheep droppings found in the back of a police van led to the arrest of two policemen in the Standerton area for stock theft, Mpumalanga police said on Wednesday.

Warrant officer Sipho Selby Langa, 44, and Constable Sizwe Zacharia Mndebele, 33, appeared in the Standerton Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on theft charges, spokesperson Captain Leonard Hlathi said.

The droppings and the vehicle's tracking system confirmed it had been at the Vogelstruispoort farm, outside Standerton, where 58 sheep, worth about R75 000, were stolen on the night of January 23.

The two were arrested on Monday.

"We are still looking for the sheep... we think the policemen might have sold them already. They did multiple trips from the farm to wherever they put the sheep."

Their case was postponed to February 9 for a bail application.

Hlathi said the day after the sheep were stolen, the farmer opened a case of theft and investigations began.

Comments
  • Melly30 - 2011-02-02 15:57

    Baaaaaastards!

      Ldn Saffa - 2011-02-02 19:31

      Looks like the "shit hit the van" this time!

  • maseratifitt - 2011-02-02 15:59

    So sheepshit got them into deepshit...

  • Perfume - 2011-02-02 16:06

    RORFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      quack - 2011-02-02 16:10

      hahahaha, good one guys !

  • William - 2011-02-02 16:11

    Policemen, bail application??!! Se MO*R!! Straight to jail! Do not pass Go! DO NOT COLLECT 200!!!!...they are probably back on duty...sigh...

  • whitespear@24.com - 2011-02-02 16:12

    South Africas finest...must be the black sheep of the cop family...

      pointblankza - 2011-02-02 20:50

      yawn..

  • Beverley - 2011-02-02 16:15

    LOL - Mpumalanga - where the most corrupt cops are!!! Believe me!

      Beverley - 2011-02-02 16:40

      was wondering - what happened to the 8 JMPD cops that were caught loading booze into their vehicles on the Potch highway - or did the case just go away...... again?

      maseratifitt - 2011-02-02 18:23

      Beverley : The case did not just go away. The cops demanded extra pay. Their point is that they risked their lives on a busy road to remove what was seen as a hazard to other motorists. Their defense in regard to the theft allegation is that the beer was subjected to trauma and hence not fit for human consumption. Me, being the chief investigating officer, must now consume each and every can and bottle of beer myself to prove or disprove this.

  • Ammie - 2011-02-02 16:15

    And the Darwin awards for February is getting more candidates...

      Worldwise - 2011-02-02 17:50

      Uh, Ammie, to get a Darwin award the candidate has to die. The candidate must permanently remove the possibility of passing their DNA on to a future generation through their own stupidity.

  • Smaal - 2011-02-02 16:15

    Blaaaadddyyyyy aaaaaaggggeeennnttttttsssss.

  • Bill - 2011-02-02 16:20

    To serve and protect! WTF

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-02-02 16:24

    Well, who knew Sheep shit can land you in real kak..

  • Bradley - 2011-02-02 16:24

    ...so the tracking system confirmed where the sheep had been stolen, but not where they went to?? Mmmmm...

      Grant - 2011-02-02 16:42

      Nooit! Its too higher-grade! Ha ha ha

  • suspiciousme - 2011-02-02 16:24

    Dis nou vir jou 'n kak-storie!

  • Carel Venter - 2011-02-02 16:27

    How stupid can one be. (or two for that matter)

  • deegidideegs - 2011-02-02 16:28

    Do you think they feeling sheepish?

  • BigMoose - 2011-02-02 16:31

    Eish, we was arresting those sheep for trespassing.

  • The_O - 2011-02-02 16:32

    LOL

  • cerberusr6 - 2011-02-02 16:33

    the vehicle's tracking system confirmed it had been at the Vogelstruispoort farm... We are still looking for the sheep... I would start looking where the tracking system said they stopped to drop the sheep, but hey - thats just me...

      Melly30 - 2011-02-02 16:40

      Give them more time - it will come to them!! NOT+

      Grant - 2011-02-02 16:44

      The tracking system automatically shuts down in areas approaching any ANC affiliate! :)

      ant177@24.com - 2011-02-02 18:01

      oh yes, good one ha ha...

  • ZACKIE - 2011-02-02 16:37

    they will claim it is not theft they were planning a braai for their friends and ran out of chops.

  • JustinD - 2011-02-02 16:39

    It must be that Bantu education they have!!!! Fucking morons.

  • Mark - 2011-02-02 16:47

    Surely if there is a vehicle tacking system in place - the "Sherlocks" in internal affairs can deduce where they dropped the farmer's sheep off? They determined that the vehicle was in the farm's general area via the "Tracking system", so how can they not determine the movements of the vehicle after that? Just a thought...

  • Assegaai - 2011-02-02 16:47

    The farmer was racist towards the sheep and they removed them for their own safety.

      naromi@24.com - 2011-02-03 10:43

      the sheep were from zimbabwe so they were illegal aliens.

  • Mark - 2011-02-02 16:49

    Surely if there is a vehicle tacking system in place - the "Sherlocks" in internal affairs can deduce where they dropped the farmer's sheep off? They determined that the vehicle was in the farm's general area via the "Tracking system", so how can they not determine the movements of the vehicle after that? Just a thought...I mean wtf? It does not take a genius to figure that on out....

      greg - 2011-02-02 16:58

      the tracking system is also corrupt...

  • ji - 2011-02-02 16:58

    and we are to trust the SAP , sure when sheep fly .

  • logical007 - 2011-02-02 17:01

    BAAA BAAAA Black cops have you any sheep, yes sir, yes sir, 58 in the keep. 20 for my father in law, and 30 for my wedding, and 8 for the captain to keep me out of jail

  • asteve - 2011-02-02 17:35

    These cops were in training for senior positions within the ANC. Unfortunately they failed the exam because they got caught.

  • Blougroen - 2011-02-02 17:47

    With the sheep on-board the collective in the police van must have had an IQ of sixty - which later dropped to two . . . .

  • jjtwo - 2011-02-02 18:01

    How can a tracking system tell where they stole the sheep but not where it was downloaded seeing that the wrighter said they did multiple trips. I wonder if this was not downloaded af some high ranking anc cader because the signal sort of dissapeared when the police van cam in that vicinity.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-02-02 18:07

    Eish, i can't believe - dishonest cops who steal in the new SA - eish i just can't believe.

  • Ldn Saffa - 2011-02-02 19:35

    Looks like the "shit hit the van" this time!

  • Warren - 2011-02-02 20:12

    Ha ha ha you SUCKERS!!! This might be might be funny until you realise that YOU were paying them to load said stolen sheep into a bakkie that YOU bought riding on petrol that umm... you supplied. Luckily they were caught with the tracker that YOU installed. After all that YOU will fund the justice system to prosecute them & if you are very lucky YOU will have the privelage to pay for their boarding & lodging!!! Like I said... SUCKERS!!! (unfortunately this includes me.)

  • AJ - 2011-02-03 04:56

    What percentage of cops out there are actually still in the business of law ENFORCEMENT as opposed to law breaking?

  • skollie - 2011-02-03 05:02

    Lekka stupid. And that is what you have to protect the country? Wow...

  • kevin - 2011-02-03 07:39

    "We are still looking for the sheep... we think the policemen might have sold them already. They did multiple trips from the farm to wherever they put the sheep." Now even the tracking system is programmed in favour of the prev. disadvantaged.

  • Smaal - 2011-02-03 07:59

    To serve (mutton) and protect (their own interest). I was just wondering since the ANC now proclaims that they will resist the temptation to eat sushi from naked woman, has anyone asked them what their stance is on eating mutton of naked woman? Zuma..... Zzzzuuummmaaaaa.... ZUMA! Put down that knife and step away from the fork! YOU TO JUJU!

  • AndrewM39@24.com - 2011-02-03 08:34

    Was this the van the prisoner used to escape from the 4 cops transporting him. That way these cops can get off this rap.

  • shmangle - 2011-02-03 09:39

    If the tracking system confirmed they were at the farm, then why can't the tracking system tell them where the sheep were taken, if they made multiple trips, should be easy enough to review the tracking data.

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