Stock thieves arrested

2017-09-08 06:00

FROM August 16 to 24, the Kokstad Stock Theft Unit conducted a cross-border livestock operation in Harding, Ibisi and Bizana in the Eastern Cape and two suspects, aged 32 and 35, were arrested for stock theft.

With the assistance of Bizana Stock Theft Unit officers, 16 heads of cattle were recovered.
“Police were following up on pending cases that were opened at the Harding and Ibisi police stations. The suspects were taken to Harding for court appearance,” said SAPS spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane.

The livestock was transported back to their owners after being positively identified.

KZN acting provincial commissioner, Major-General Bheki Langa applauded the stock theft unit officers for their good working relationship and communication, which led to the arrest and recovery of stolen livestock.
“We will fight any form of cross-border crimes in our province to curb the import and export of stolen and illegal property.
“We will continue to advise livestock owners to brand their livestock so they can be easily identified when stolen,” Langa said. The suspects will appear in court soon.
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