12 September 2017

Namibia: Fourteen Donkeys Stolen

ERONGO police on Sunday arrested five suspects linked to the theft of 14 donkeys worth N$19 000 at Omatjete.

They will face stock theft charges in the Omaruru Magistrate's Court today. Erongo crime investigations coordinator Erastus Iikuyu said the suspects stole the donkeys over the course of a month.

The animals belonged to different owners at Omutiuanduko village in the Omatjete resettlement area.

"Tracks led to Tsawises Post 3 in the Khorixas district, where four slaughtered donkey carcasses and 10 live donkeys were recovered," said Iikuyu.

The suspects, aged between 19 and 31, were arrested near Khorixas.

Donkey meat is fast becoming a valuable meat source. Chinese entrepreneurs want to set up abattoirs in Namibia to export donkey meat, while donkey meat festivals are becoming more popular locally.

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