R103m stock theft a year hurts Limpopo's economy

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- citizen.co.za | 7 months ago

Theft of domestic animals has reached alarming proportions in Limpopo, which has an agriculture-dependent economy.

The province loses approximately R103 million annually from stock theft. A report on the economic impact of stock theft between April 2017 and March last year in Limpopo found that the value of cattle stolen was R90 688 000, for sheep it was R2 862 000 and for goats the amount was R10 364 200.

The Democratic Alliance said it had written to Limpopo provincial police commissioner Nneke Ledwaba requesting his immediate intervention to stop the escalating theft of domestic animals.

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