A stock recovery operation was carried out on the 2nd of June by the Zululand Stock Theft Unit which involved a cluster search of suspects involved in stock theft.
In Kwankugu, the police arrived on the suspected crime scene and the suspects fled into nearby bushes. The policee were following up on suspected stock thieves who were reported to be running amork.
The police followed up into the bushes and managed to recover 10 hidden cattle which were in the bushes but no suspect was found. A case was opened upon recovery of the cattle.
The police went to Eastmine in Hlobane and 14 stolen cattle were recovered.
Paulpitersburg was the next stop for the SAPS team and they received information that there were men who were herding stolen cattle in the bushes at Dumbe. The police made a follow up and a total of 6 cattle were recovered and they were taken to their lawful owner. The suspects fled upon arrival of the police but one suspect got arrested and he is due to appear in court.
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