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Duo expected in Mt Fletcher court over stock theft

Aug 14, 2019
Duo expected in Mt Fletcher court over stock theft

Maclear - Alert community members and good working relationships between police, farmers and community, led to the arrest of two male suspects, aged between 24 - 28, after they were found in possession of 27 goats n Maclear.

"This happened after the two suspects were intercepted while they were traveling asking for directions on Mr Fatuse's farm," said police spokesperson, Captain Khaya Tonjeni.

"Mr Fatuse invited them to the farm house and he asked them a few questions, their response were not very convincing.

"He called the police, who questioned the two men further and after the responses from the two guys, something did not add up."

Capt Tonjeni said tthat police charged both suspects for possession of stock suspected stolen on 30 July 2019.

"They appeared for the first time on 31 July 2019 at Maclear Magistrate's Court and the case was remanded to 06 August 2019. A decision to transfer the case from Maclear to Mt Fletcher has since been taken."

He added that the two suspects, Masibulele Jojo, 24, and Liyabona Ngqose, 28, are expected to appear at Mt Fletcher Magistrate's Court on Thursday facing a charge of possession of suspected stolen stock.

Eastern Cape SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Ntshinga, welcomed the news of the arrest.

"Our combined efforts as community, farmers and police are very key in overcoming the scourge of stock theft. We must continue to work together as we see in this case, unity brings tangible outcomes," said the Provincial Commissioner.

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