- The police have arrested one suspect in an operation when a vehicle carrying sheep was stopped
- Two other suspects managed to flee from the scene and an investigation has been launched into the incident
- Social media users urged the police to get tough on stock thieves as farms are being increasingly targeted by thieves
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Free State - The Heilbron SAPS conducted a blue white light operation on Thursday 16 September 2021. The SAPS stopped a white Kombi full of sheep.
An undisclosed number of sheep were recovered in the operation and an investigation has been launched into the incident.
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Social media users take to the internet to react to the stock theft
"And these people are busy stealing from the farmers, afterwards sell the very stolen sheep to us to perform our important ritual ceremonies ."
Andile Wanda Ntshangase:
"Fled the scene how with police on sight, aren't you guys trained to run and chase them."
"Don't take this for granted, those criminals are the ones that killing farmers."
Keorapetse Otlankaraba Peete:
"We might joke but this is actually serious. These people are armed when they go steal these animals, with the rate of farm murders in SA I hope the remaining culprits are found."
Suspected stock thieves arrested for trying to pull wool over cops' eyes
In a similar story, Briefly News reported that two suspects were taken into custody on Thursday morning after police confiscated seven suspected stolen sheep.
The suspected stock thieves had hidden the sheep in the luggage compartment of a bus. Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga personally took charge of the situation.
She is on a mission to eradicate stock theft in the Eastern Cape. The suspects, aged between 27 and 35 were arrested at Xaxazana Locality, in Mount Fletcher.
Cake thieves go for gold
Earlier, Briefly News a bizarre video of a fight taking place at a young woman's birthday party has amassed many reactions from local social media users who cannot believe how quickly things got out of hand has been shared online.
Haibo, birthday girl
In the clip, the guests surround the birthday girl while singing the famous 'Happy Birthday' with a clear lacklustre. The young woman becomes infuriated and quickly starts hitting one of the ladies who was singing the worst.
To make the hectic situation even more terrible, the other guest quickly helps themselves to huge chunks of the cake while the birthday girl hands out slaps and punches.