The Police Stock Theft Unit in this Province (Limpopo) is still investigating a number of incidents of stock theft and illegal hunting including the cross boarder incidents which were reported this week.
In the Alldays Policing area outside Makhado ,this Unit has successfully followed a group of stock theft suspects until nine (09) out of 23 stolen cattle were recovered at Swereki area Shasi in Zimbabwe and the suspects were identified in Zimbabwe but not yet arrested and the tracing of the outstanding 13 cattle is still continuing.
Meanwhile in Masisi Policing area near THOHOYANDOU, a 41 years old man was arrested for Possession of game meat at Dombini village.
During his arrest ,the buffalo meat was recovered and the origin of this animal is suspected to be the nearest game farms including Kruger National Park.
The autopsy was conducted on this animal, specimen were recovered from its carcass and the DNA samples were collected for further investigations.
The suspect will appear before the Masisi Magistrate Court on Monday for Illegal hunting of protected species (buffalo).
In Roaftan near Modimolle, at farm Bahati Estates, two lions were found in the morning during the week killed and skinned, heads and feet were also removed.
The Police followed sets of tracks leaving the farm with no success, the suspects are still unknown and no arrest has been made. The police investigations are still continuing.
In Musina, at Maremani Nature Reserve, two black rhinos carcasses were recovered and the horns were removed on both animals, it is not clear who the suspects are and when they were killed, no arrest has been made.
The police investigations are still continuing.
Anyone who is aware of any suspects involved in these types of crimes throughout the Province, may contact Colonel Alpheus Mokale at 0825656524 or the nearest Police Station or the crime stop number 0860010111 or the crime line sms 32211.