Farmer loses 23 cows in­stantly

Observer on Saturday - - News -

The ex­tent of cat­tle theft in the area of Mam­bane once re­sulted in a fam­ily within the area los­ing as much as 23 cows in one in­stant.

The shock­ing in­ci­dent, where it is sus­pected that the cat­tle rustlers en­tered the fam­ily’s kraal, drove the cat­tle to the bor­der­line and across to Mozam­bique, oc­curred last De­cem­ber.

The area’s res­i­dent, Jeremiah Mat­sen­jwa was shocked to find his kraal empty the fol­low­ing morn­ing. It was later dis­cov­ered that his cat­tle had been slaugh­tered on the other side of the Mozam­bi­can bor­der­line.

Slaugh­tered

“I can still re­mem­ber the in­ci­dent as if it oc­curred just yes­ter­day. A to­tal of 23 cows were slaugh­tered on the other side of the bor­der and when we re­ceived in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to this, only car­casses of the cat­tle were found on the crime scene. Up to this day no ar­rests have been ef­fected and we don’t know who the cul­prits are,” dis­closed Nyawo in an in­ter­view.

The res­i­dent con­tin­ued that it is hard for them to ef­fec­tively keep guard on their cat­tle, es­pe­cially be­cause they no longer know who to trust and not. He said it was hard for them to get to the bot­tom of the rustling.

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