A Chief Director at the Department of Education in the North West Provincial Government Gift Ramadie (50) and his shepherd Goitsemodimo Modukanele (38) were granted bail by the Delareyville Magistrates Court following their arrest on a charge of stock-theft.

Ramadie was granted R29 000 bail and Modukanele, R1000. They will appear in court on 06 April 2021.

The pair was arrested on Friday, 19 February 2021 after about 100 cattle and calves suspected of being stolen were found in their possession. These include a stud bull valued at R120 000 and six stud Bonsmara cattle valued at an estimated R189 000.

From the recovered livestock, 11 cattle were positively identified by owners while others were seized by the police for further investigations to be conducted as their brand marks were tampered with.