Tro remanded in custody for possession of suspected stolen livestock

POTCHEFSTROOM - Zamile Mandye (38), Lawrence Moleleki (44) and Kgobokano Moleleki (44) were remanded in custody upon appearance today in the Lichtenburg Magistrates’ Court for possession of suspected stolen stock. They will reappear on Monday, 21 February 2022, for a formal bail application.

The accused’s court appearance emanated from their arrest in Lichtenburg after members of Lehurutshe Stock Theft Unit after made a follow up subsequent to receiving a call from Botswana police about 21 goats which were allegedly stolen in the early hours of Friday morning, 11 February 2022. The accused were initially traced at Madutle Village where Mandye lives, but neither the accused nor the goats were found. Further investigation led the police to Slurry Auctions, but the accused could not be found. They were finally arrested at Meyer Auctions in Lichtenburg where they were found in possession of the 21 suspected stolen goats worth R40 000-00.

Investigation into the matter continues.

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena applauded the members for their team work that resulted in the arrest and the recovery of suspected stolen livestock.

Source: South African Police Service