ELDERLY MAN MAULED TO DEATH BY HIS DOGS IN SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA: POTCHEFSTROOM – A 60-year-old man of Lichtenburg was allegedly mauled to death by his three dogs. The incident was reported on Saturday, 07 January 2023 at about 15:00.
It is alleged that on the said day during load shedding, the deceased’ wife was busy on the other side of their house when she heard the dogs barking. She didn’t bother to go and check what was wrong as their house is situated on a busy street and the dogs are frequently barking at pedestrians and vehicles passing by.  Moreover, after the electricity was restored, she allegedly went inside the house looking for her husband, but could not find him.
Upon continuing with the search, the woman saw her husband lying motionless outside in the garden, she then quickly went outside only to find that her husband was bitten by their dogs, two staffie/pitbull crossings and one unknown breed dog. Police and Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) were called and the man was certified dead at the scene. The SPCA were also called and the three dogs were removed from the premises. As a result, an inquest docket has been opened and investigation into the matter continues.
This incident comes barely two weeks after a woman aged 43 was mauled to death by two pit bulls.
Melitta Sekole was reportedly on her way to work around 5 am when she was attacked by the dogs at Ga – Makgatho village outside Senwabarwana, which ripped her clothes and bit her.
The Police said she was rescued by community members and taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Sekole was later transferred to the provincial hospital in Polokwane where she succumbed to the injuries.
The dogs’ owner, Nchabeleng Charles Masebe, 62, was arrested and a case of culpable homicide was opened.

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