Three men were arrested in KwaZulu-Natal in connection with the theft of 15 Bonsmara cattle, a high quality SA cattle breed.
Police spokesman Capt Nqobile Gwala said the cattle were on a farm in Normandy found hidden near Newcastle.
A stock theft police team, a private security company and local farmers worked together to find the stolen cattle on Saturday.
Gwala said the farmers provided horses for the operation.
“The team drove to a farm in Normandy where 15 Bonsmara cattle were found hidden.
” The stolen cattle have been identified by the owner.
“Three suspects, aged between 33 and 40, have been arrested for stealing stocks. They are expected to appear in Newcastle Magistrate Court on Monday. “
According to Farmer’s Weekly, a Bonsmara bull was sold in KwaZulu-Natal in 2018 for a record price of 1.8 million ren.