Stock theft curbed

2017-12-06 06:02

Madoda Makhutu (48) received three years’ imprisonment for the theft of two sheep, valued at R4 000, by the Colesberg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday (30/11).

On Saturday, 21 October, the De Aar Stock Theft Unit, assisted by the K9 unit, followed up on leads regarding stock theft at a farm approximately 10 km outside Colesberg.

The police monitored the area, waiting for the arrival of the suspects.

Capt. Sergio Kock says that the suspects arrived on on the scene at approximately midnight and slaughtered two Merino ewes.

“The police caught them in the act and arrested Makhutu and his 18-year-old accomplice.

“Accused number two was later acquitted of all charges in the Colesberg Magistrate’s Court,” says Kock.

The Pixley ka Seme cluster commander, Brig. Nomahlubi Sofika, lauds Det.Sgt Winston Julies of the Stock Theft Unit and WO Armand Bekker of the K9 Unit for their dedication and professionalism that led to this arrest and conviction.

“Stock theft is one of the priority focus areas of the police in the Northern Cape,” says Sofika.

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