Four-year-old Milani Keke of Gugulethu was attacked and killed by two pit bulls over the weekend.
Keke, who had been playing rugby with friends at home on Sunday [January 3], went to retrieve the ball when the attack occurred.
His mother, Nothemba Keke, explains to The Cape Times that she was not able to stop the attack.
“I was here at home when I heard the screams of my daughter crying ‘Mama come out, Milani is being attacked by dogs.’ I ran outside and one was attacking him from the back of his skull while the other barked and ran around him. I ran and tried to jump the fence to save him, but a neighbour grabbed me and pulled me back,” she said.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed that a death inquest case has been opened for investigation, and that no arrests have been made thus far.
The pit bulls are now in the care of the SPCA as police investigate.
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