Monday, 28 June 2021

Ventersburg: Ventersburg SAPS intercepted transportation of twenty seven (27) sheep and arrested four males on Sunday; 27June 2021. This after a member who was on duty saw a
suspicious bakkie with a trailer loaded with sheep and called for assistance.

Captain Franscois Odendal responded with two additional members to the scene near Total
garage. Upon investigation, it was found that the details on the transportation certificate is
incomplete.

The white Toyota Hilux bakkie, with a GP registration number plate, was found
loaded with seven (7) meat Merino sheep inside and 20 in the trailer. The three
male suspects were taken to the police station for further investigation.

Preliminary investigation was conducted and it was determined that the removal certificate was fictitious. Three suspected males, 43 year old and 35 year old residents of Meqheleng;
Ficksburg as well the 39 year old from Everton West, were arrested for possession of
suspected stolen livestock.

Twenty seven sheep with monetary value of about R67 500, bakkie and trailer were confiscated by the police. The case was handed over to Odendaalsrus Stock Theft and Endangered Species (STES) for further investigation.

The case was assigned to Sergeant Mojalefa Mota, who established that the sheep were stolen at one of the farms in Ficksburg. He suggests that, according to the livestock
farmer, the stolen sheep were 100 in number.

The recovered 27 sheep were issued to the
farmer after identifying them as his.

Any person who might have information about the other outstanding sheep should please
contact Sergeant Mota at 078 044 7011, or call Crime Stop at 08600 10111, alternatively send
information via MySAPS App.

The three suspects will appear at the Ventersburg Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday; 29 June 2021.