Bakkie and trailer to be sold af­ter theft

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - NEWS -

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

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