Two ar­rested by po­lice for theft of King Good­will’s cat­tle

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Muzi Zin­c­ume

TWO sus­pects ac­cused of steal­ing Zulu King Good­will Zwelithini’s cat­tle were ar­rested on Sun­day, and four of the cows were re­cov­ered dur­ing the ar­rest.

The cat­tle were stolen at Dlo­mod­lomo Camp in Au­gust this year.

The sus­pects were ar­rested by Vry­heid po­lice, to­gether with the Zu­l­u­land and Ngome Task Team as­signed to lo­cate the miss­ing cat­tle.

Zu­l­u­land Po­lice Clus­ter spokesper­son, Cap­tain Nkosie Gwala, said more ar­rests should fol­low.

The sus­pects will ap­pear in the Vry­heid Mag­is­trate’s Court for a for­mal bail hear­ing.

Capt Gwala said of the 21 stolen cat­tle, 10 cows were re­cov­ered soon after the in­ci­dent.

‘These miss­ing cows are es­ti­mated at over a mil­lion rand. A case of stock theft was opened at Ngome SAPS for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

‘This now leaves two other sus­pects who are still on the run. Four cows were re­cov­ered in the Glück­stadt area dur­ing the ar­rest on Sun­day.

‘We have also ac­quired a war­rant of ar­rest against one of the sus­pects, Tiza Mthethwa, who is wanted for a stock theft case that was re­ported in 2016.

Some of the cat­tle that were re­cov­ered dur­ing the ar­rest

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