Bakkie and trailer to be sold after theft
A FARMER from Fort Beaufort, Hendrik Josephus Roux‚ has lost his bakkie and trailer to the state.
The Grahamstown High Court this week ordered that the farmer’s assets be sold and the proceeds used to fight crime.
This after Roux was arrested for allegedly stealing four cattle belonging to Fort Beaufort resident Simbongile Dayimani on October 28 2015.
National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Tshepo Ndwalaza said Dayimani‚ of Ntlekisa village‚ had taken his 17 cattle to a communal grazing land and when he went to collect them in the evening he discovered that four of his herd were missing.
“The following morning Dayimani spotted a bakkie with a trailer passing by. He noticed that the cattle in the trailer was his. He called the police stock theft unit and Roux was arrested.”
Ndwalaza said Roux’s 2014 Isuzu 300 bakkie and cattle trailer were impounded as they were used as instruments to commit a crime. The assets are to be sold at a public auction. – Zwanga Mukhuthu