Police have rescued 26 goats which had no brand marks at Kameelrivier B, Nelspruit on Sunday, 15 January 2023.

The owners of the seized livestock to urgently come forth and identify their own before the goats can be forfeited to the state.

A report indicates that the Police were busy with their routine patrols. They spotted a white Toyota Quantum pulling a trailer which was fully loaded with the goats.

The driver mentioned that the stock was transported by him to an auction. This is after being hired by the owners from four different households.

26 GOATS STOLEN

According to the driver, the owners thereof opted to sell their stock out of fear that their stock could be stolen by thieves who often steal goats in their area. As there was no proof of ownership, police registered an enquiry docket and then seized the items for further investigation.

26 goats impounded in Mpumalanga
26 goats impounded in Mpumalanga

Hence police call on community members who might have lost their goats to come and identify their stock at Mmametlhake SAPS or call the Branch Commander of Siyabuswa Stocktheft Unit, Lieutenant Colonel Freddy Sepogoane on 079 499 2015 for assistance.

POLICE CONDEMN STOCK THEFT

Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela says they regard stock theft as a serious crime. More effort is also being made to resolve this issue hence the action taken by the members. The General further advised farmers to brand mark their stock. This will be easy to identify once the stock is recovered.

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