Men sentenced for stock theft

2015-11-04 06:00

Mzwandile Hlwile (40) and Mpho Mfana (35) were sentenced to 10 years’ and 15 years’ respectively for stock theft in the Kokstad Regional Court recently.

Kokstad SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant Dumisani Ncongo the two men from Droewig, a farm area outside Kokstad, were caught by members of the Kokstad stock theft unit driving 35 sheep at about 9pm near Droewig.

“Our members became suspicious of the men and followed them to a shed in Droewig.

Upon investigation the sheep were found to belong to Johan Dormehl­ of Thiepval farm in Kokstad,” he said.

He said the police recovered 32 sheep and three were found slaughtered in the shed.

The two men were arrested and charged with stock theft.

“The appeared in the Kokstad Magistrate’s Court, but the case was later transferred to the Kokstad Regional Court where they were convicted,” Ncongo said.

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