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handcuffsIndependent Media reports that a top North West government official and his shepherd have been arrested after 100 stolen cattle and calves was found on his farm.  

Some of the positively identified livestock was handed back to their owners and the rest were taken to a pound, while the pair was taken into custody.  Farmers from a nearby farm apparently hired a chopper to look for their stolen stud bull worth R120,000.  North West police spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwaabone advised that the bull and other cattle were reported stolen at the Delareyville and Sannieshof police stations between 2 and 18 February 2021.  “During the search they were found at the suspect’s farm in Barberspan outside Delareyville. Subsequently, 11 cattle were positively identified by owners while others were seized and taken to Lichtenburg pound for further investigation as their brand marks were tampered with. Investigation into the matter continues,” he indicated. It was also reported that six stolen stud Bonsmara cattle to the value of R189,000 were found on the official’s farm. The two suspects were scheduled to appear at the Delareyville Magistrate’s Court on Monday to face a charge of being in possession of suspected stolen stock.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Botho Molosankwe at Independent Media

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