Man, 83, killed by dogs in George

2012-01-25 18:04

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.

  • KallieHungBal - 2012-01-25 18:17

    If the dogs bit him on their owner's property they should be left alone.

      tendai - 2012-01-25 18:32

      you, sir, are idiocy personified. These are dangerous animals which must be put to sleep.

      KallieHungBal - 2012-01-25 18:40

      Tendai, think mooi my boytjie. If my property is fenced in and someone trespasses my dogs has the right to attack him. Why do you think I said "on their owner's property"?

      KallieHungBal - 2012-01-25 18:50

      O sorry. If my dogs bit you they'll have to be put down because they are racists. Eish this new souf africa. Verrie nice place.

      Newsmonger - 2012-01-26 12:02

      Think tendai should be put down

  • davieoosie - 2012-01-25 18:57

    Who sends a 83 year old to go and buy a sheep?

      Wayne - 2012-01-25 19:26

      I was thinking exactly the same....

      Henri James Christie - 2012-01-25 21:09

      My thoughts exactly!!!

  • George - 2012-01-25 19:04

    Did he have any money with him to buy sheep. And who send him Funny the dogs did not attack the sheep.

      Lyndatjie - 2012-01-26 07:04

      Now THAT is the million dollar question!

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2012-01-25 19:05

    Is it also part of culture to send our elderly citizens? Were there no young ones to send? What happened to the owner of the dog? I still blame those who sent an old man to buy a sheep, you should be ashamed of yourselves.

      godesha - 2012-01-26 06:22

      If I could give you 10 thumbs up for you comment I would.

  • KallieHungBal - 2012-01-25 19:28

    I was just wondering. If this old man had indeed gone to buy a sheep, how would he have gotten it home? A live sheep weighs about 50/60kg. Fishy.

      janet.pretorius1 - 2012-01-26 09:22

      Live sheep can walk!

      KallieHungBal - 2012-01-26 10:22

      Janet, was jy al op 'n plaas? Ek daag jou uit. Kom na Kallie se plaas toe en jaag 'n skaap 5 kilometers weg van sy trop af deur 'n oop stuk veld dan gee ek hom vir jou. No way my dear.

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2012-01-25 19:42

    @ Tom, whatever you smoke should be very much intoxicating. If you believe that you are a supreme being by your comments, you sound so inhuman and uncivilized. This article is about a old who was brutally mauled to death by seven dogs and you cannot even imagine the pain he has gone through because you think he died a black death. I wouldn't even like a black person to comment like that on this unfortunate situation if it occured to Outa. We must learn to be humans whose thoughts are not influenced by emotions and pre-existing knowledge.

      Liz - 2012-01-25 20:09

      @ Tshivhombela - I could not agree more with you. It makes me deeply ashamed that fellow (usually white South Africans) trivialise and almost gloat over very tragic stories especially if the victims are black. The report on this story is very short and lacking in detail - but any normal human being reading it would find it a shocking story and be very sad that an 83 year old man suffered in this way. Don't give up Tshivombela - there are still lots of decent people around - but a lot of them could not be bothered with puerile and offensive jibes that are the hallmark of many who flood this page.

  • Grant - 2012-01-25 22:37

    I find it hard to believe that a 83 year old man was sent alone to buy a sheep. Maybe he was told to go and 'aquire' one. Not much info on the report. Was the owner of the dogs a farmer? Did the attack take place on the owners property? Did the old man have money on him to buy a sheep?

  • Paul - 2012-01-25 22:49

    the lack of respect for humanity in these comments astound me and leave me speachless.this is a tradjedy and travesty irrespective or race creed or color a individual man has been mauled to death by dogs what a terrible way to have ones life end condolences to the family

  • ReunionofIntelligentMinds - 2012-01-25 23:19

    My condolences to the 83 year old that was the victim, and not his family. What for did they send him and not someone much younger? I think this needs to be properly investigated as maybe they wanted to get rid of him and knew about the dogs that would attack.

  • reza.daniels1 - 2012-01-26 10:09

    The article clearly states he was found on a field. Clearly some people did not read the article properly or have a problem with comprehension. The owner should be held responsible it would seem. Why does he have 7 ruthless dogs running loose? Another preventable tragedy.

  • Enlightened - 2012-01-26 11:45

    davieoosie: Tendai did

  • Jack - 2012-01-26 11:56

    @ KallieHungBal You mind your words to Tendai nowhere in this story have you read that the old man was in the property (the next day on a pathway in a field in George Industria).Mind your apathy language.

  • Letjiela - 2012-01-29 09:59

    why do you still keep the dogs,must be killed

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