Slaughtered cows result in arrest of senior courtroom official in KZN

A senior courtroom official was one in every of two males arrested on Friday morning in Brakfontein, KwaZulu-Natal, for inventory theft.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele mentioned officers from the inventory theft activity crew have been alerted concerning the unlawful slaughter of cows on a farm they usually proceeded to the realm.

On their arrival, police discovered 5 males however three managed to flee the scene.

“Two males aged 40 and 44 have been instantly arrested,” Mbele mentioned.

She mentioned police recovered cow carcasses, ropes, axes and knives.

She mentioned the suspects will likely be charged for inventory theft, cruelty to animals, defeating the ends of justice and possession of harmful weapons. They are going to seem on the Vryheid Justice of the Peace’s courtroom on Monday.

The suspects’ car was additionally seized.

Mbele mentioned police have been persevering with with investigations to set up whether or not the suspects might be linked to related crimes.

In accordance with Mbele, the proprietor of the livestock solely grew to become conscious of the theft when the police alerted her and she or he positively recognized her livestock.

KwaZulu-Natal performing provincial police commissioner Maj-Gen Thulani Gonya mentioned police would proceed with such operations and that they wouldn’t be deterred by the “standing of the felony”.