A three-year-old boy identified as Keketso Saule, has been mauled to d£ath by two pit bulls in a neighbour’s yard in Hennenman in the Free State, South Africa.
The boy was playing with other children at a house in Sekoti Mpate Phomolong at around 08:15 on Sunday, November 20, 2022, when he was attacked by the two dogs, said Free State police spokesperson, Captain Stephen Thakeng.
The mob turned on SPCA staff who responded to the incident, said Virginia SPCA’s Ernest Khakhau.
He added that locals attacked the dog that was left behind, hitting it with garden spades and stones before setting the animal alight.
The latest attack comes days after the funeral of an 8-year-old boy in Mangaung, who was mauled to death by a neighbour’s pit bull last week Saturday.
The dog mauled him at his parents’ home in Bloemfontein, when it managed to break through a palisade fence. The dog dragged him by his throat, k!lling him.
Police have opened an inquest case for investigation following the latest attack, added Thakeng.
An inquest docket has been registered for further investigation.