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Uitenhage police appeal for public's assistance after 30 Angora goats slaughtered by thieves

Feb 16, 2017
Uitenhage police appeal for public's assistance after 30 Angora goats slaughtered by thieves

The Uitenhage Stock Theft Unit on Thursday appealed to the public for assistance with information regarding to the theft or slaughtering of livestock and the buying or selling of meat that was not processed through an abattoir. 

"The Uitenhage Stock Theft Unit are currently investigating a case that was reported on Monday, where 30 young Angora ewe throats were cut," said police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart. 

"The carcasses were dragged up to the tar road, from where it was loaded into an unknown vehicle for transportation. 

"The value of the slaughtered goats are about R45 000-00."

She said that the incident occurred during the early hours of Monday.

"It was discovered at about 06:00 the morning by one of the farmworkers on a farm in the Kirkwood area. The farmgate, which was locked with a chain and lock, was found open," said Captain Swart.

Anyone who might be able to assist with information pertaining to the theft, slaughtering or the buying or selling of these animals are requested to contact the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Mario van der Westhuizen on 079 896 9521 or Uitenhage Stock Theft Unit on 041 996 3340 or contact the nearest police station and or SAPS Crime Stop 08600 10111.