State witness sergeant Bulelani Metu, testifying in the high court sitting in the East London, was the first officer to arrest Ntlangani.
He told the court that on August 6 2016, he and a colleague followed information from Winrow complaining about stock theft. Winrow's cattle had been stolen in April 2016.
“He [Winrow] said he was at the gate [outside] of Lynmar farm [the farm owned by Kapa]. The accused was also there,” he said.
Metu said Ntlangani introduced himself as the caretaker of the farm, but this explanation did not sit well and so he was arrested.
Metu said Ntlangani admitted to him that cattle belonging to Winrow were loaded onto a truck the previous day, August 5.
In testimony on Wednesday, farmer Derick Venske said he bought 10 cattle from Ntlangani and later discovered that the stock had been stolen from Winrow.
Metu said: “The accused said to me the cattle were bought by Venske and we went to Venske's farm. While there, he called us to the side and said he had something to tell us. He informed us that he paid R47,800 to the accused and that a week before that, Ntlangani sold cattle to another farmer.”