Police are optimistic about results yielded from cracking down hard on stock-theft syndicates with their ongoing Kgomokhumo operation.
The Botswana Police Service’s (BPS) Public Relation Officer, Assistant Commissioner Dipheko Motube said through the operation they managed to stabilise syndicated stock-theft activity that has been causing havoc on farmers across the country.
“The operation appears to be bearing fruit as the numbers of stock-theft arrests have significantly reduced.
Ever since the commencement of the operation we have been holding community outreach programme sensitising the public about this offence,” Motube said.
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Meanwhile, the police revealed Leshibitse Customary Court sentenced Keipiditse Malejane, 39, of Mookane village to five years in prison for stealing stock. He was convicted of stealing a ‘letimela’ (stray) cow and its calf at Temesele cattle post.
His co-accused Gabaipone Malejane, 26, was discharged and acquitted for the same offence.