Cedarville farmer ‘weeps’ over stock theft

2016-04-08 06:00
Photo: supplied The skins and remains that police confiscated from Pieter Muir’s farm.

Photo: supplied The skins and remains that police confiscated from Pieter Muir’s farm.

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FARM owner Pieter Muir (53), is weeping after losing nine sheep from his Springfontein farm in Cedarville last Wednesday night.

Muir told Fever that over the past six years he has lost 800 sheep and 30 cattle. He said 75 cases have been opened at Matatiele police station.

The Cedarville community called police when they saw three youths selling fresh meat on the street. When the police arrived­ the three suspects were arrested, who then took police to where they normally slaughter the sheep on Muir’s farm.

“The sheep skins and legs were found,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant Raphael Motloung­.

The suspects, aged between 23 and 28, appeared in court on Tuesday, facing charges of stock theft. They were released with a warning.

Muir said he is happy that police managed to catch three suspects.
“I wish these suspects would learn a hard lesson because I have been crying for many years.”

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