Man, 83, killed by dogs in George
George - An elderly man has been killed by dogs in George after being sent to buy a sheep, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.
Family of Blom Mbanve, 83, of Thembalethu, sent him to buy a sheep on January 16 for a gathering later in the week, said Captain Malcolm Pojie.
He did not return and his body was found at about 18:45 the next day on a pathway in a field in George Industria.
A preliminary post mortem report indicated he died of excessive bleeding caused by multiple bite wounds inflicted by dogs, said Pojie.
The man who found the body was the owner of the seven dogs thought to have killed him. He had not been at home at the time of the attack.
Pojie said the dogs had been confiscated by the SPCA and placed in safe care pending a decision by the SPCA, municipal law enforcement and police on what to do with them.