8 February 2013

Namibia: Traditional Councillor Returns Stolen Goats

A COUNCILLOR of the #Aodaman Traditional Authority at Khorixas has returned 20 goats she had bought from a herder without the permission of the owner of the animals last week.

Pieter Ruiter, the owner of the goats, said he was informed that his herder had sold the animals to traditional councillor Anna Goachas for N$300.

He said the goats were loaded onto a bakkie and whisked off.

When he arrived at the farm last Thursday night, his farmworker was not there and when he went to look for him, he found him drunk at a shebeen. Ruiter said he asked the worker where he got to money to buy alcohol.

He was informed that the car which loaded the animals belonged to councillor Goachas.

The next day Ruiter went to the Khorixas police station to report the matter but did not go ahead, as Goachas, who is in her seventies, started crying.

"I felt pity for her as she is very old and I did not open a case but rather took the case to the #Aodaman traditional authority," Ruiter said.

The councillor returned the goats on Wednesday.

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