Elliott police commander found guilty of stock theft

South African Police Service

Elliott police commander found guilty of stock theft
Elliott police commander found guilty of stock theft

Eastern Cape Stock Theft Unit operations to eliminate stock theft and illicit trade in stolen meat continues to yield good successes and recoveries. A former police Commander, Captain Ndzima Dweba (55) has been found guilty of three counts of Stock theft at Maclear Magistrate’s Court on 09 April 2019.

This follows after an incident on 14 May 2012 where it is alleged that the suspect went to Pakamani Project farm, 10 km outside Ugie and stole sixteen sheep and nine goats using a state vehicle. It is further alleged that he drove the whole night to Lusikisiki to deliver the stock to a buyer.

He was arrested in June 2012 and detained. Expeditious process was initiated and the member was fired from SAPS.

The member was attached to Elliott Crime Intelligence Unit. Sentencing commences on 9 and 10 July 2019.

The Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Ntshinga commended the members for these recoveries and breakthroughs. She encouraged livestock owners to be vigilant and extra wary for stock thieves. She discouraged members of the community who continue to buy stolen livestock. “Your actions are providing a market for this abhorred trade and police will have no option but to arrest the buyer and the seller,” she warned.

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