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Six men arrested for stock theft by Msobomvu police after tip-off

Nov 13, 2017
Six men arrested for stock theft by Msobomvu police after tip-off

Msobomvu police over the weekend arrested six men, between the ages of 23 and 46 years old, for alleged stock theft following a tip-off from the public.

"The suspects were arrested on Sunday morning at Eziteneni Informal Settlement near Extension 15, in Butterworth," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"It is alleged that the cow owner from Tanga Village, in Butterworth, was tipped off that his cow had been slaughtered at the informal settlement.

"He proceeded with Msobomvu police to the informal settlement. The suspects were found with cooked and uncooked cow meat."

Captain Manatha said that the six men were all arrested and charged with stock theft.

"Another cow was found injured not far from the informal settlement and it suspected that it was going to be slaughtered.

"Police are appealing to stock owners to look after their stock," he added.

"Police will be more visible in the rural areas and malls during the festive season to prevent crime."

The suspects are due to appear before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday.