Man viciously attacked by pack of feral dogs

2013-07-02 00:00

A MAN from Snathing has spent three nights in hospital recovering after a vicious attack by a pack of nine dogs on Friday.

Speaking from his bed at St Anne’s Hospital, Mandla Ngcamu told The Witness how he was mauled by nine dogs as he was walking to a bus stop to catch a taxi home after he had been visiting a friend at Imbali.

The 56-year-old father said the dogs appeared suddenly from nowhere. He said the dogs charged towards him and attacked him and he fell down on the ground.

“They were biting me,” said Ngcamu.

He said he tried to fight them off with all his might, but they were too vicious.

As he was trying to kick them off, one of the dogs ripped off the safety shoes he was wearing.

While he was trying to fight for his life, a car stopped and the passengers tried to help, but they were unable to chase the dogs away. The dogs also tried to attack the occupants of the car and they were forced to leave him there and seek help.

Once the dogs had enough and had grown tired he said they left him alone. He managed to walk to a nearby tuck shop while bleeding profusely from the numerous dog bites he sustained.

Nomusa Mwelase at the tuck shop then called an ambulance.

Mwelase said she was frightened by the way Ngcamu was bleeding, adding that Ngcamu’s clothes were torn.

“I’m in so much pain. My arms, legs and feet are sore. I can’t even walk,” Ngcamu said yesterday.

All his bank cards and ID were scattered on the road. He does not know who the dogs belong to and has not yet opened a case in connection with the attack as he is still in hospital.

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