212 sheep were stolen on Thursday night on the farm Esperanza between Welkom and Odendaalsrus.
The farm belongs to Mr Jan Bezuidenhout. He discovered the theft around 0600 on Friday morning. He found his Jack Russell that guards the sheep dead, strangled to death with a wire.
Mr Bezuidenhout subsequently found 11 of his sheep of which the hind leg tendons were cut off. There were many lambs amongst the missing sheep and in follow up operations with the Police a number of sheep and lambs were found back, amongst others in a squatter camp outside Odendaalsrus, but no arrests were made.
Mr Bezuidenhout told Netwerk24 that in December 46 cattle were stolen from him, in February 46 goats and in April 40 sheep, and now he has to deal with the latest loss. His mealies and ripe sunflowers are also stolen from his farm on a regular basis.
-Boere Krisis Aksie / 2019-07-13
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