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Roaming cattle remain an issue

On Thursday afternoon, a cow was hit by a bakkie on Nigel Road and had to be executed by a member of the Springs police.

Unsupervised cattle roaming the streets of Springs remains an ongoing issue.

Michael Lepelle from Everest says the problem is particularly persistent on Welgedacht Road and many residents in Everest, Bakerton and Payneville say they have had enough.

The goats disturb traffic and enter people’s homes.

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“The goats come into our houses, eat our food and knock things around,” says Lepelle.

According to Lepelle, he spoke with an EMPD officer who told him she would speak with the herder, but ultimately did nothing to address the issue.

On Thursday afternoon, a cow was hit by a bakkie on Nigel Road and had to be executed by a member of the Springs police.

The driver wasn’t hurt.

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CPF chairperson Barend van Heerden says: “I have had enough now.

“We have told people that’s it.

“We now have to put the cattle out when the cars hit them.”

The metro has failed to respond at time of publication.

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