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NC man jailed after slaughtering goat without owner’s permission

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A 28-year-old Northern Cape man has been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment after he was convicted of slaughtering a goat without the owner’s permission.

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A 28-YEAR-old Northern Cape man has been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment after he was convicted of slaughtering a goat without the owner’s permission.

Upington SAPS spokesperson Sergeant Omphile Masegela said on Tuesday that the accused, Nicodemus Barendse, was sentenced in the Rietfontein Magistrate’s Court on charges of stock theft on November 5.

“The accused was arrested following a case reported of a goat being slaughtered without the owner’s permission in 2019 near Drieboom,” said Masegela.

She added that the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Jacques Ockhuys, who was attached to the Stock Theft and Endangered Species unit, traced the suspect and brought him before the court.

“Barendse was sentenced to two years’ direct imprisonment.”

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