Cattle Rustlers Wreak Havoc In Umguza District

Daring cattle rustlers have become a menace in Umguza district where they are stealing cattle and donkeys at night, slaughtering the animals and selling the meat in Bulawayo.

Newly-resettled farmers in Maraposa, Redwood, Stella and Makondo are the most affected.

A villager from Redwood, Richard Matshona, who spoke to Newsday, had this to say:

They took two cattle from Mabhena’s homestead and slaughtered them along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls Highway, just a few metres from the homestead, and left a national identity card belonging to one deceased person.

During the same night, they stole one beast from Sibanda’s homestead and three cattle were stolen from Makwelo’s homestead. They also took four donkeys.

A police source confirmed reports of cattle rustling in Umguza District. Said the source:

We are still making investigations as these people left no spoor because they slaughtered the animals and carried the carcasses away. No arrests have been made so far.

When Newsday reached out to Matabeleland North police spokesperson Chief Inspector Spiwe Makonese, she could not comment as she was out of office.

More: Newsday

Join WhatsApp & Telegram News Groups:

WhatsApp Group:

Telegram Group:

Back to top

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

RSS Recent Profiles Created

Satisfaction survey
How likely is it that you would recommend Pindula News to a friend or colleague?
SuggestionsHow can we improve?
You have already submitted your feedback. If you would like to add more feedback please write us on