Stolen Lesotho livestock recovered

2012-01-20 19:26
Pietermaritzburg - More than 1 000 animals stolen in Lesotho were recovered in the Drakensberg Mountain range, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

"A total of 827 sheep, 156 goats, 50 head of cattle, and three horses that were allegedly stolen from Lesotho were recovered," said Captain Thulani Zwane.

He said members of Lesotho’s Mothotloung Stock Theft Unit had asked South Africa to help it to recover 800 sheep that had been stolen from communal land in Lesotho.

"It was alleged that a group of Basotho herdsmen had been attacked by unknown men who robbed them of their sheep," said Zwane.

The sheep were recovered on Thursday during the operation conducted by a number of police units including the air wing.

"They traversed through rough rocky outcrops and bushy terrain, covering a vast area until they found the livestock hidden in a section of the dense mountain ranges."

No one was arrested.

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