Two suspects, aged 22 and 43, were apprehended in Glencowie village on Wednesday, 8 November 2023, on charges of failing to provide a satisfactory account for the possession of suspected livestock.
The Nebo police and Nebo stock theft unit responded to a community tip-off about a suspect believed to be involved in livestock theft.
They swiftly acted on the information, cornering two suspects transporting cattle with a white bakkie, and promptly arrested them when they couldn’t provide satisfactory evidence of ownership.
The arrest took place at Glencowie New Stand village, Nebo policing precinct, on Wednesday, 8 November 2023.
Further investigations revealed that six sheep left at the suspect’s residence were also recovered later on.
The owners of the livestock, reported as missing, positively identified their animals. However, three more cattle are still unaccounted for.
The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, welcomed the suspects’ arrest and appreciated the partnership that led to the successful operation.
“We always encourage the community to work together with the police because we know that more can be achieved,” General Hadebe remarked.
The suspects are scheduled to appear before Nebo Magistrate court on Friday, 10 November 2023, on charges of failing to provide a satisfactory account for the possession of suspected livestock.
Police investigations are still ongoing.