Winburg: Five suspects Thabang Mokoena (23), Tsietsi Mokoena (29), Nzimene Tola (19), Ntshokolo Gwelele (38) and Stephanus De Swart (41) appeared at the Winburg Magistrate court on the morning of; 30 October 2017, on charges of stock theft.
The Odendaalsrus Stock Theft Unit received intelligence tip off that was driven by information of a possible stock theft attempt at a farm Winburg on Friday; 27 October 2017. The police followed up the information and took controlled action, as per section 252 A of the Criminal Procedure Act.
The five men arrived at the farm on Saturday 28 October 2017 and attempted to steal 18 Bonsmara cattle valued at R100 000.00. Members from Stock Theft Unit led by Warrant Officer; Styger, apprehended the suspects who were found in possession of the stolen cattle. All five suspects were charged with stock theft.
One of the suspects; Stephanus De Swart, was released on R1000.00 bail while the other four suspects will appear for bail application on 6 November 2017.