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Man killed by his own pitbulls

Police in North West is investigating after a man was killed by his own dogs. Two of the dogs are pit bulls and the other breed is unknown.

Police spokesman Captain Sam Tselanyane said that the body of a 60-year-old man from Lichtenburg was found dead by his wife in their garden.

He said the incident was reported on Saturday, 07 January 2023 at about 15:00. The man was allegedly mauled by his dogs.

“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,” said Tselanyane.

She continued with the search but she was shocked to find her husband’s body in the garden.

“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,” said Tselanyane.

Police said an inquest docket has been opened and investigation into the matter continues.

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