Meet the Western Cape’s stock theft hero

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Meet the Western Cape’s stock theft hero
Photo: Glenneis Kriel
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Stock thieves beware. If Sergeant Thabo Shedrick Moletsane is on your case, he will not stop until he has traced, arrested and brought you to trial. This is according to Captain Tiaan van Zyl, head of the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) Beaufort West Stock Theft Unit, of which Moletsane is a member.

During 2019/2020, Moletsane investigated 58 cases that led to 66 arrests. Of these, 45 went to court and resulted in 34 convictions.

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在一种情况下,莫尔斯坦和可延长的警察Siphosethu Ralehoko随访了在Nelspoort,Beaufort West中的盗窃谣言。这导致了在农民甚至意识到她的动物失踪之前逮捕和起诉两名嫌疑人!

去年,Moletsane通过农场摄像机捕获的视频录音确定了两名嫌疑人,导致盗贼的忧虑和定罪。

“为了成功地在股票盗窃单位中的莫雷斯,你需要成为一个伟大的人民法官,愿意长期工作,不规则的时间。您还需要与人们培养良好的关系并建立一个线人网络,“Van Zyl说。

精心计划,但迅速
Speaking at Agri Western Cape’s annual gala dinner in November last year, where Moletsane received the Western Cape Stock Theft Committee’s award for Best Member of a Stock Theft Unit, Lieutenant-Colonel Johan Smit, SAPS Western Cape coordinator of stock theft, ascribed Moletsane’s success to his discipline, determination and hard work.

他说,莫雷斯坦在尽尽管拥有了很少的资源,但莫雷斯坦在最短的时间内在尽可能短的时间执行。

“他超越了责任之外,从不留下犯罪现场或在工作完成之前的被告的处理。

“他也非常谦虚,对他遇到的每个人来说,从同事,农民和法院官员到怀疑和肇事者,并不断寻求扩大股票盗窃知识的机会。”

Jaco van den Berg, chairperson of the Western Cape Stock Theft Committee, added that investigators of Moletsane’s calibre were an asset to the agriculture sector. “We have the highest regard and respect for how seriously [Moletsane] takes his job,” he says.

谦卑的开端
Moletsane认为,他在股票中的工作盗窃单位对他来说是一个很好的“适合”,他的奖品是蛋糕上的樱桃。

“我一直想在我的社区中有所作为,”他说。“在加入[SAPS] 2003年后,在股票盗窃单元中雇用允许我过上这个梦想,充分利用我的好奇性质,善良的人能力,对动物的司法感和爱情。”

他补充说,他永远无法实现他的成功,这是不是为了他的家庭,同事和社区的支持。

“My father, Alfred Mathanzima Moletsane, who works on the roads near Beaufort West, and mother, Rhoda Vuyiswa Moletsane, who works as a domestic worker, are both extremely proud of my accomplishments. My sister Judy, who works at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, also constantly motivates me to be my best.”

自2005年以来一直与Moletsane合作的Van Zyl是他最大的鼓舞人士之一,并用作他的导师:“Van Zyl以例示例提供了如何让我们成为一支我们最好的人。”

Stock theft prevention
Moletsane表示,由于他加入了该单位,因此股票盗窃已经增加,主要是因为该国的失业水平和股票盗窃被视为轻松犯罪的事实。

大多数案件他调查的是盗贼为自己的消费和销售其他肉类占据了一小部分牲畜。但过去几年已经看到有组织盗窃稳步增加,其中大量的动物被同步偷走了。

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“These crimes are far more sophisticated than when people steal for the pot, and often involve the use of specialised vehicles,” he says.

According to Moletsane, most farmers do a good job of stock theft prevention and management.

“出现在法庭上证明嫌疑人是耗时的。幸运的是,大多数农民都明白,未能这样做可能会导致犯罪者免费。“

他补充说,农民普遍赞赏正确标记牲畜的重要性,这实际上是法律要求。

“The problem with unmarked or incorrectly marked animals is that it’s difficult to build a case without being able to positively identify them. There’s no proof that the animal was stolen.”

当窃贼罢工时
Moletsane建议农民定期计算他们的动物,否则他们不会知道是否缺失,或者如果是这样,当犯罪发生时。

“股票盗窃应在发生后尽快报告。你等待的时间越长,解决案例就越难。“

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他补充说,应该定期访问牲畜职位以检查动物。但同样,应注意不遵循设定的例程,因为这可能使犯罪分子更容易确定农场更容易受到攻击。

Moletsane says that technology is becoming an increasingly valuable tool in the fight against stock theft, and encourages farmers to invest in cameras to monitor hot spots such as camps near public roads.

电子邮件Sergeant Thabo Moletsane[email protected]

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