Sheep thieves caught red-handed

2013-10-29 17:51

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Johannesburg - Six men have been arrested for allegedly stealing sheep in Phuthaditjhaba in the Free State, police said on Tuesday.

Four of the six were taken into custody on Sunday, police spokesperson Mmako Mophiring said.

They were found with three of 22 sheep reported stolen, hidden at a house in Dukutung village, Qwaqwa, about 36km from Phuthaditjhaba.

The other two men were arrested later and linked to the same case of stock theft.

The remainder of the sheep were found in a nearby donga.

The six face charges of stock theft and are expected to appear in the Tseki Magistrate's Court later on Tuesday.

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