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Stock thieves nabbed for murder in Swartberg

Stock thieves nabbed for murder in Swartberg

Our Specialised Victim Support (SVS) platform has also been activated for the two men that were murdered – more to follow on this in due course Case UID: SVS Stage: Incident:Case Age: Time:SAPS CAS: Case: Victims:Born:Age:Sex:Nationality: Policing:Position: Sefoloko MurderStage 2 – ArrestWednesday, 16 September 20200y 0m 26d21:20:0033&37/09/2020 Gowan Lea KwaZulu-NatalMurderMr. Makatleo Veronica SefolokoMonday, 22 May

Our Specialised Victim Support (SVS) platform has also been activated for the two men that were murdered – more to follow on this in due course

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Sefoloko Murder
Stage 2 – Arrest
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
0y 0m 26d
21:20:00
33&37/09/2020 Gowan Lea KwaZulu-Natal
Murder
Mr. Makatleo Veronica Sefoloko
Monday, 22 May 1972
48y 3m 25d
Male
South African
Sector Farming Sector
Farm Owner
SVS Case File info

Well done to the Swartberg Commander and all members involved! Brian Jones (SA7)

*Note: Some details are still being verified with the Investigating Officer.   

OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER: KWAZULU-NATAL

STOCK THIEVES NABBED FOR MURDER IN SWARTBERG

DURBAN: 18 September 2020 – On 17 September 2020 at 02:30, Swartberg police officers were conducting operations along the Swartberg and Cedarville Road, when they spotted a bakkie travelling on the road.

The police officers attempted to intercept the vehicle with three occupants but it sped off. A chase ensued and the vehicle was stopped. Upon searching the vehicle, a total of 34 sheep were found inside the bakkie and 14 were already dead. Another two goats and three blankets were also found inside the vehicle. Three suspects aged between 17 and 23 were placed under arrest for stock theft. The suspects will appear before the Kokstad Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 21 September 2020.

The investigation conducted by police revealed that the stolen stock were taken from a property in the Gowan Lea policing precinct where the house owner was killed. It is alleged on 16 September 2020 at 21:20, a 48-year-old man was in his house at Bazalwana when he was attacked. The suspects stole 34 sheep, two goats and three blankets before setting him alight inside the house. The suspects will be charged for murder, house robbery and arson. They will appear before the Umzimkhulu Magistrate’s Court next week.

Enquiries:

Captain Nqobile Gwala

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