Sheep thieves in court

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Klerksdorp Midweek, Klerksdorp - The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena congratulated the Stilfontein Stock Theft Unit after they arrested two of the five stock theft suspects aged 33 and 43 in Jouberton last week.

The arrests took place in the early hours of Wednesday 29 January. Both suspects were to appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrates’ Court on 30 January on charges of Stock Theft and Possession of stolen livestock.

“The suspects were nabbed after a farmer in the Paardeplaas area, near Hartbeesfontein, alerted the police that his sheep were stolen. According to information available at this stage 39 sheep were allegedly stolen from the farmer’s kraal. The suspects, driving two vehicles, were arrested after they were stopped by police and could not give proper account for possession of 29 sheep found inside their vehicles. More arrests are expected,” said Lt Col Pelonomi Makau, spokesperson.

The Provincial Commissioner reminded all farmers and livestock owners to brand mark their livestock in accordance with the Animal Identification Act, 2002 (Act No. 6 of 2002).