'Ewe' must be joking! 29 'stolen' sheep found in two vehicles

Load space is important to most motorists, whether its for school bags, enough room for a mid-month getaway, or for some, to load ' stolen goods' like 29 sheep.

This is nothing new and we've come across countless incidents of poor animals found in compromising positions in regular, road-driving cars. We are not too entirely sure about what kind of cars these are, but one looks to be a smaller, light commercial van, and the other a white VW Polo sedan.

Not only could driving be extremely uncomfortable, but imagine trying to get the smell of livestock out of your daily drive.

The Stilfontein Stock Theft Unit arrested two of five alleged stock theft suspects on Wednesday (January 30), the Klerksdorp News reported.


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The two suspects, aged 33 and 43, were arrested in the early hours in Jouberton township near Klerksdorp, the North West community newspaper said. Both men will appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrates’ Court on Thursday for charges of Stock Theft and Possession of stolen livestock, SAPS reported.

Read the original article here.

According to reports, a local farmer in the Paardeplaas area, near Hartbeesfontein, alerted police that his sheep were stolen earlier in the week. The newspaper reported that 39 sheep were allegedly stolen from the farmer.  

The 29 sheep were found in two different vehicles after the drivers were stopped by police and allegedly could not give proper explanation for the findings in their vehicles. North West police say more arrests are expected.

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- Compiled by Janine Van der Post