Three people arrested in connection with the alleged theft of sheep worth R56,000 appeared in the Ventersdorp Magistrate Court, North West, police said on Tuesday.
Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani said the three appeared in court on Monday and their case was postponed to January 21.
“The accused, Nthabiseng Modisane, 24, Gopolang Modisane, 28, and Sello Letsholo, 48, were arrested after police in Ventersdorp stopped a white delivery bakkie near Derby for a search.
“During the search, the police found 28 sheep worth R56,000 at the back of the delivery vehicle. The accused were arrested for possession of suspected stolen goods after failing to give proper account for the possession.”
She said further investigation into the matter revealed the sheep were stolen from a farm in the vicinity of Vryburg. They were handed back to the lawful owner.
– African News Agency (ANA)