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Cape Town principal appears over cruelty

2012-06-28 22:26

Cape Town - A high school principal and two janitors appeared in the Khayelitsha District Court on Thursday in connection with burying a dog alive.

The principal Manono Makhapela, aged 44, and the two janitors Polo Elliot Mfengu and Mkhumbuzi Ncedana, both 59, were arrested on Thursday after alleged cruelty to a stray dog in October last year.

Mfengu and Ncedana allegedly buried the dog alive in a pit which they dug on the premises of the Luhlaza Secondary School in Khayelitsha.

The dog, which was near death, was rescued and taken to the Mdzananda Animal Clinic for treatment.

The abuse resulted in Makhapela being found guilty of misconduct at internal disciplinary proceedings.

At the request of the prosecutor, Ephraim Mlambo, the matter was postponed for plea and trial to August 30.

Comments
  • Ntuthuko M Simelane - 2012-06-28 22:51

    but really now...what on earth?

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-06-29 05:09

    Mr Principal do you think you can solve the stray dog issue by buring them alive? According to etv there are 100 000 dogs in Khayelitsha so think again sir

  • don.quioxte.3 - 2012-06-29 07:18

    Savages

  • Harald - 2012-06-29 07:32

    Their punishment should be to be burried alive; see how they like that!!

  • marion.friedenthal - 2012-06-29 08:09

    Sick basturds. Some leader this principal is.

  • phae.rayden - 2012-06-29 08:12

    When found guilty he must loose his job, no-one is safe around someone who can do this, let alone children.

  • Adil Smit - 2012-06-29 08:17

    Someone that can be this cruel should not be allowed to teach children.

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