Thief stuffs 20 sheep into Toyota Tazz

2014-03-17 21:00


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A Toyota Tazz with 20 sheep inside landed an Mpumalanga man behind bars in Ermelo on Monday, police said.

The man was caught by patrolling police between Lothair and Mpuluzi, said police spokesperson Leonard Hlathi.

"Police were busy with their routine patrol when they spotted a suspicious-looking Toyota Tazz."

He said all passengers seats were removed and the vehicle was loaded with the livestock.

"The driver failed to produce any permit to transport the stock or proof of purchase on request."

Sixteen of the sheep had died of suffocation when the police stopped the man.

Hlathi said the interrogations revealed that the sheep were stolen from a farm in Lothair.

The man would appear in the Ermelo Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Mpumalanga police chief Lieutenant General Thulani Ntobela said the man could be further charged with animal cruelty.

"Twenty sheep in a Toyota Tazz? How on earth can somebody do such a cruel act? This is quite strange and must be condemned in the strongest terms."

Read more on:    mbombela  |  crime

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Millions of plastic particles in our food!

Scientists and researchers believe that almost five million tons of plastic is dumped in the oceans every year and it’s affecting our food.



Plastic on your plate
Prince George the green prince?
Lean, green, drifiting machine
One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

The Leo moon adds an element of drama and entertainment. A significant person that you may consult or confide in may play more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.