The 17-year-old son of the Amajuba mayor in northern KwaZulu- Natal has been arrested for cattle theft.
He was allegedly caught red-handed by the owner of the cattle who alerted police.
The youth and three others were arrested last Wednesday, but this was only made public yesterday.
The suspects appeared in court on Friday. The boy, who cannot be named, was released on R1500 bail into the custody of his parents. - Mhlaba Memela