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Stolen sheep found in woman's bedroom

2014-10-29 17:50

Johannesburg - A woman has been arrested after a flock of sheep which was reported missing was found in an outside room used as a bedroom on her property in Thabong on Wednesday, said Free State police.

The room had a bed and a wardrobe in it, said police spokesperson Malebo Khosana.

The woman was questioned about why the 12 sheep were there and she failed to give an explanation.

"She was arrested and the sheep were confiscated by the police," Khosana said.

A farmer in Virginia had reported that 23 of his sheep were stolen.

Police searched the area and five of them were found grazing in a nearby veld.

The sheep in the veld and the ones discovered in the women's bedroom were positively identified as the farmer's sheep through their markings.

It was unclear what had happened to the five others which were still unaccounted for.

The woman was expected to appear in court soon.

Comments
  • Mkhari Steven - 2014-10-29 18:02

    lol early preparations for the festives

      Peter Woods - 2014-10-30 01:38

      Maybe she was planning to knit a bedspread with fresh wool.

  • Jan Grimbeek - 2014-10-29 18:03

    somebody told her to count sheep if she cannot fall asleep.

      Peter Woods - 2014-10-30 01:39

      She was maaaaaaaaaaaaaad!!!!!

  • Kholekile Nyati - 2014-10-29 18:09

    That's 'entrepreneurship', if you ask me...

      Joe Black - 2014-10-29 18:30

      Not from the perspective of the sheep owner.

      Sagren Padayachie - 2014-10-30 07:38

      Only in the South African context.

      Fiona Matthes - 2014-10-30 09:40

      Maybe Africa's idea of entrepreneurship but is the civilized world it's just plain theft .

  • Pan Jandrum - 2014-10-29 18:16

    Serious insomniac!

  • Patricia Dewet - 2014-10-29 18:17

    Eaten.

      Hoenderma Neek - 2014-10-30 06:08

      And also pooed out already...

  • Mveleli Zacharia - 2014-10-29 18:19

    Eiiiish Eiiiiish Eiiish abanye oMama base balibale uba akusekho semyezweni ngoku kuse mzantsi africa

  • Phil Galpin - 2014-10-29 18:22

    Don't know if it came to SA but this reminds me of a film called 'Everything you ever wanted to know about sex, but were too afraid to ask'.

  • Anza Ravhuanzwo - 2014-10-29 18:22

    anything can happen here in SA.

  • Toni-Leigh Luzzi - 2014-10-29 18:39

    Yip thought she'd make a quick buck before Christmas. Typical. Let's not work for our money rather steel from others

      Leonard Tsolo - 2014-10-29 22:34

      Yes Toni, this woman forgot to ask J. Zuma for tips on how to steal and get the majority to protect her with their mattocks.

  • Sarie Scheepers - 2014-10-29 18:41

    23 Stolen.. 12 found in bedroom.. 5 found grazing.. 5 unaccounted for.. so what about number 23? Just asking :)

      Tony Serfontein - 2014-10-29 19:29

      Police braai....

      Stephen AndKathy Whiteley - 2014-10-29 19:59

      Good one, Tony. S

      Audrey Pearl Meyer - 2014-10-29 21:30

      They say when you cant sleep count sheep - obviously someone cant count

  • William Milkovitch - 2014-10-29 18:51

    Maybe a movie can be made : Silence of the Sheep ? I hope the police aren't going to be to hard on the offender... maybe she's just the black sheep of the Family.

  • S'fundo Kunene - 2014-10-29 18:59

    Lol

  • Michelle Mountain - 2014-10-29 19:24

    Hi shame maybe the women felt like eating a piece of meat

      Audrey Pearl Meyer - 2014-10-29 21:31

      Hi shame maybe she could buy her own

  • Xoli Mapuma - 2014-10-29 19:30

    UDecember usondele! If can even throw a stone will hit December at the back.

  • Jerry Maleka - 2014-10-29 19:35

    Heeela mmanyeu

  • louise.stephenson.754 - 2014-10-29 19:40

    Watch, nothing will happen to her, she will go free. In Saudi Arabia, I wonder what would have happened to her. I hear that then never steal any sheep nor anything else there. I wonder why?

      George Smith - 2014-10-30 13:28

      Yup, years ago in Mocambique you could leave your convertible car open all day and night in the street and NO-ONE stole - why? Because you got your hand chopped off! I remeber this in the 60's when we used to go the now Maputu.

  • Andile Andy Koli - 2014-10-29 19:47

    Lol maybe she was just craving for sum meat #HandsOffHer

      Audrey Pearl Meyer - 2014-10-29 21:32

      LOL maybe she could just buy her own instead of taking WHAT DOES NOT BELONG TO HER

  • Metsigho Mthembu - 2014-10-29 19:55

    I think she's a very good sheperd this woman

      carmen.tatumm - 2014-10-29 21:13

      Lol

      William Milkovitch - 2014-10-30 00:33

      Ha haaaaa

  • Eshla Mokopu Mamabolo - 2014-10-29 19:59

    anything can happen here in SA.

      Audrey Pearl Meyer - 2014-10-29 21:34

      and it usually does

  • Thabo Moleba - 2014-10-29 20:00

    Now the cops have taken away the sherpard from yhe sheeps,mxm!

  • Phil Flaan - 2014-10-29 20:03

    News24 at its best. 23 Sheep stolen,12 found in bedroom and 5 found in the veld and now News24 wants to know where is the other 5. So 12+5+5=23? Brilliant mathematics.

  • Nomsa Gqodwana Satula - 2014-10-29 20:07

    So she wants to be a farmer by default!Festiveeee woooow!

      William Milkovitch - 2014-10-30 00:34

      News 24 comments ..we must have the best blog comedians hey!

  • Tommy Danson Maganedisa - 2014-10-29 20:11

    They must arrest the Farmer as well for careless/neglect of animals.

      victor.downing.37 - 2014-10-29 20:35

      Bla bla bla.

      Hendrik Roos - 2014-10-29 20:46

      Then they should arrest your mother also.

      Audrey Pearl Meyer - 2014-10-29 21:34

      And some people for stupidity

  • Bongiwe Sana Songelwa-Bangani - 2014-10-29 20:13

    Since she could not answer maybe she sold the other one or had a braai

  • Nombuso Phiri - 2014-10-29 20:21

    Truly anything goes in Mzansi.

  • joe.smit.549 - 2014-10-29 20:39

    5 were eaten...

  • Dennis van Aarde - 2014-10-29 20:42

    Good work police

  • Makgale Moshidi - 2014-10-29 21:36

    sounds like "Daily Sun"s headline

  • Cristina Salva - 2014-10-29 21:45

    What was she doing with them? Counting them in her sleep??

  • Rene Van Wyngaarden - 2014-10-30 05:14

    Is there a line between crimes like these and desperation to survive?

  • Rene Van Wyngaarden - 2014-10-30 05:15

    Is there a line between crimes like these and desperation to survive?

      Mc Segal - 2014-10-30 05:49

      Yes there is ...Though shalt not steal.....Go to Luthuli house for help...Buck stops there..

  • Mc Segal - 2014-10-30 05:50

    Where are they now??????

  • Lunetic Mental - 2014-10-30 07:21

    I heard she said that she has no idea how the sheep got into her bedroom

  • C'est moi - 2014-10-30 08:34

    Misery acquaints a (wo)man with strange bedfellows. - Shakespeare: The Tempest.

  • C'est moi - 2014-10-30 08:39

    Thanks all you bright people who made these sharp comments - Got me laughing out loud for the first time in months !!!!

  • Monique Micky van Zyl - 2014-10-30 08:52

    Math Lesson: 12 sheep in bedroom + 5 found grazing in the veld + 5 unaccounted for (12+5+5) = 22. However the article states 23 sheep where stolen. What happened to the last remaining sheep? vanished? Went to Australia?

  • Abel Pheagane - 2014-10-30 08:55

    They must ask police 4 an0ther missing sheeps

  • Marika de Klerk - 2014-10-30 11:16

    23 SHEEP STOLEN LESS 12 IN BEDROOM LESS 5 IN FIELD = 5 UNACCOUNTED FOR. WHAT HAPPENED TO NUMBER 23?

  • John R Potter - 2014-10-30 20:58

    Batman did it....

  • C'est moi - 2014-11-02 20:31

    Must be the black sheep of the family.

  • John Carpenter - 2015-04-08 13:12

    forget court beat her to a pulp till it speaks the truth send it back to the location and let it die of wounds -court - police = nothing will change!!! we must change the locusts who destroy and steal by bringing corporal punishment firmly into the focus so they stop stealing raping and murdering

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