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Police nab stock thief with more than 200 rounds of ammunition


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal

DURBAN – On 24 November 2022 at 13:00, a multi-disciplinary operation was conducted by various police units at Mhosheni in Nquthu where they were following information about 13 cattle that were stolen in Babanango.

It is alleged that cattle were stolen while inside the kraal at a homestead this month. The investigation led the team to a homestead of a stock thief. Upon arrival at the said place, police found a 47-year-old man in possession of a pistol as well as of 235 various rounds of ammunition. Police also found a rifle telescope, three bullet proof vests, rifle silencer and other items.

Four stolen cattle that were stolen in Babanango were found on the suspect’s homestead. The stolen stock was positively identified by the lawful owner. The suspect is appearing before the Nquthu Magistrates Court this morning for unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition as well as possession of stolen property.


Lieutenant Colonel Nqobile Gwala
079 525 8062


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