Livestock Theft – The picture in December 2020

During the presentation of crime statistics on 13 November 2020 for the first time the Minister of Police, Mr Bheki Cele acknowledged that livestock theft is a serious crime.
This is applauded by the National Stock Theft Prevention Forum. The crime does have a R1.4 billion economic impact on agriculture and every case reported is one too
many. The National Stock Theft Prevention Forum (NSTPF) will always consider livestock theft as serious – irrespective of increases or decreases in the number of
cases reported. It does have a serious impact emotionally and economically on livestock owners – therefore the current picture is shared.

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