Farming close to the Lesotho border, he confirms that all farmers in the area endure high levels of stock theft on a daily basis which is why he decided to purchase a FarmRanger collar in July last year.
Mjoli describes how FarmRanger came to his rescue on Thursday, 23 April 2020.
“The alarm on my cell phone went off at about 22:00. At first I ignored it, but when the alarm sounded the second time, I knew something was wrong. When I opened the app I detected that some of my sheep were no longer on the farm.”
Using the Google Earth map on his cell phone, Mjoli followed the route that the sheep travelled – from the red pin on his farm to a kraal 10 km away. “I was lucky that the animal fitted with the FarmRanger collar was one of the 45 stolen sheep and could track them so easily,” he explains.
Mjoli adds that the person who had stolen his sheep was surprised that he could pinpoint their location and find them so easily. “However, he could not deny that the sheep belonged to me because they were tattooed and still fitted with my ear tags. He did not prevent me from loading my sheep as he was afraid I would report him to the SA Police Service.”