Suspects in court for stock theft -KZN
On 1 April 2022, the Kokstad Stock Theft conducted an operation in the Intsikeni area. During the operation, they supposedly spotted a truck driving between Intsikeni and Franklin transporting livestock.
The truck carrying three cattles in it was stopped and it was found that the cattle were stolen from a farm in the Franklin area. The stolen cattle were taken back to their rightful owner. The 51-year-olf suspect was placed under arrest for stock theft. He is appearing before the Kokstad Magistrates Court today.
In another operation conducted by the same team, commercial farmers, and a private security company in the past week, a total of 13 stolen cattles was recovered. On 30 March at around 4pm, the team interceped that the cattle were stolen in Intsikeni last month and they were on their way to Lesotho.
Three suspects aged between 16 and 21 years were placed under arrest for stock theft. They were also charged in terms of the Immigration Act as they were in the country illegally. The stolen cattle was handed back to it’s rightful owner. The suspects appeared before the Umzimkhulu Magistates Court on 1 April 2022 in the Intsikeni Magistates Court.
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