(000228.79-E000157.73NRLOSUC20V)[Normally stock theft is done by blacks, and judging by where the vehicles crashed, it's a reasonable conclusion that these Blacks, upon being pursued, were throwing live animals off the vehicle. Jan]
On 7 January 2020, police officers from the Pietermaritzburg K9 Unit were conducting operations in Pietermaritzburg when they received information about a Toyota Quantum travelling in Karkloof with stolen livestock.
With the assistance of other law enforcement agencies, the said vehicle was pursued. During the chase, the suspects proceeded on a gravel road towards New Hanover. In an attempt to evade police, the suspects threw livestock out of the moving taxi.
Their vehicle crashed near the farm hostels and the suspects fled the scene on foot. Police impounded a taxi with false registration plates for further investigation. Investigations on the scene revealed that the livestock were stolen in the Rietvlei area. A charge of animal cruelty will also be added.
The police are still searching for the suspects.