'Dog-killer' caught in act


A 74-year-old man was arrested in Balfour on Wednesday after a police officer caught him killing his neighbour's dog with a metal rod, Mpumalanga said. Colonel Abie Khoabane was coming out of a church in Siyathemba around 1pm when he heard a "heart-breaking" noise that sounded like a crying dog, spokesperson Sergeant Sam Tshabalala said. "He went to investigate the sound and found a dog lying on it's side, bleeding," he said. Kneeling next to the dog was the elderly man, allegedly pushing a long steel rod into the dog's body. "The man saw Colonel Khoabane approaching and quickly pulled the spear out of the dog's body and tried to walk away." He was arrested and confessed that he had killed the dog as a favour to his 54-year-old neighbour, who was angry that the dog had eaten three of his chickens. The 54-year-old man was also arrested. The two were charged with animal cruelty and would appear in the Balfour Magistrate's Court on Thursday. "Cruelty to animals is a very serious crime and is not acceptable... in the eyes of the law," Khoabane told Tshabalala afterwards.-Sapa

Report ID: 381
Crime Category: Animal Cruelty
Province: Mpumalanga
City/Town: Malelane
Suburb: Balfour
Address: Church in Siyathemba
Crime Date/Time: 9 Jun 2010, 00:06 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 10 Jun 2010, 08:06 AM
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  • Unknown 24 Aug 2010, 04:36 PM

    Sick humans ! not even worthy of being human! these people are not gods creations. They should all suffer and die a horrible death. I could kill them myself.

  • Unknown 29 Jun 2010, 03:45 PM

    The poor dog probably stole the chickens because the idiot did not feed it. Did the dog survive?

  • Unknown 28 Jun 2010, 04:00 PM

    MY WISH FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE CRUEL TO ANIMALS IS THE SAME MUST BE DONE TO THEM. SLOWLY. GIVE THEM TO ME I WILL CUT THEM UP PIECE BY PIECE AND WATCH THEM BLEED TO DEATH, THEN SET THEM ALIGHT AND TELL THEM TO RUN. MAKE SURE THEY ARE ON A BUSY ROAD. I AM A VEGETARIAN BECAUSE I LOVE ANIMALS. THOU SHALL NOT HARM ANY BEING OR KILL. HUMANS ARE THE WORST.... GOD IS DISPLEASED....

  • Unknown 18 Jun 2010, 03:14 PM

    Humans that abuse animals should not be allowed on this earth. They are horribly sick disgusting filth

  • Unknown 13 Jun 2010, 02:21 PM

    Well done!!!

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