Concerted efforts by the Stock Theft Unit in the Sekhukhune District to fight the theft of stock in the area yielded positive results with the recovery of 37 stolen goats.

Four suspects were arrested and confiscation of two vehicles as well as a firearm. This after the Police in Nebo, led by the Station Commander,  arrested four male suspects aged between 21 and 38. They subsequently recovered 37 suspected stolen goats and two motor vehicles during the joint operations starting from Friday 6 January 2023 to Saturday, 7 January.

An intelligence driven operation was conducted in Nebo policing precinct in the early hours of Friday 06 January 2023. It was conducted by members of  Detectives, Vispol, Stock Theft and Designated Police for Firearms, Liquor and Second Hand Goods unit following the tip off on the problem of theft of livestock in the area.


Police acted on an information received and conducted a roadblock as well as stop and search Operations at Glencowie. They managed to arrest two male suspects aged 33 and 38 respectively. In the process they recovered 21 goats and also confiscate a vehicle used to transport the goats, the Ford Ranger.

Transport used for stolen goats
Transport used for stolen goats

The same team followed up on Information and managed to arrest one Suspect in Burgerfort. He was awaiting for a payment and subsequently the team proceeded to Mecklenburg Policing area. They further arrested the fourth suspect who is  from a village where goats were stolen. The same day two more Goats were confiscated in Monsterlus. On Saturday 2022-01-07 at about 04:00 during stop and search , police chased a bakie which the driver , alighted and fled on foot aboundoning it with 14 goats inside. The total number of suspects arrested are four, two Ford Ranger Bakies and 37 goats.


The four suspects, two in Nebo and two Mecklenburg are expected to appear before the two Magistrate Courts on Monday 09 January 2023. They face the charges of possession of suspected stolen livestock and other related charges.