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Suspected stolen stock recovered by police in Mount Fletcher

Jan 6, 2020
Suspected stolen stock recovered by police in Mount Fletcher

Mount Fletcher - Eastern Cape police say stock theft is not only taken as an ordinary crime by SAPS as it’s rise has a potential to threaten national economy and food security.

"Police efforts to thwart stock theft were rewarded after 24 goats; 22 Cattle, and four sheep suspected to have been stolen were recovered," described police spokesperson, Captain Khaya Tonjeni.

"The 24 goats were recovered at Maladini locality and impounded at Mount Fletcher by the Crime Intelligence and Maluti Stock theft unit.

"It is alleged that, the goats are suspected to have been stolen at Ketekete area."

He added that 20 of the 22 cattle were recovered at esiXhotyeni village in Gqogqora, near Tsomo by members of community, two were recovered at Nontyakashe locality in Qumbu and impounded at Tsolo local municipality.

"The four sheep were recovered hidden in the dongas at Sulenkama locality, Qumbu," Capt Toneni said.

"All the animals have been kept at stock pounds as police wait for their bonafide owners to come and positively identify them."

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