VRYBURG – Sylvester Lecholo(32), Boitumelo Mofane(24) and Kabelo Leburu(40) appeared in Vryburg Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 27 March 2014. They received bail of R500-00 each and the case was postponed until 16 May 2014 for further investigation.
The three suspects were arrested at approximately 01:00 on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 by Vryburg police. The members were conducting routine crime prevention patrol duties when they noticed a suspicious vehicle in Vryburg. They followed the vehicle, but the driver ultimately increased the speed when he realised that police were following them. The members eventually stopped the vehicle, a hearse from a funeral parlour in Huhudi near Vryburg.
Upon searching the hearse, the police found four slaughtered goat carcasses. The suspects were interviewed and that led members to Taung-Vryburg National road where the suspects dumped the skins and heads of one sheep and four goats on the grass along the road. It was then established that the goats and a sheep were stolen and slaughtered in Choseng village near Pudimoe. The meat and skins were confiscated by the police.