Cape Town – A Cape Town grandmother has died at her home allegedly after she was attacked by a neighbour’s pit bulls.
The 88-year-old woman was found dead by her son in the backyard of her Bonteheuwel home, reports said.
TimesLIVE reported that on Tuesday the neighbour’s pit bulls allegedly jumped over Olga Grill’s “fairly high fence” and attacked her.
Ward councillor Angus Mckenzie said the community was saddened by this “horrific and tragic” death.
He urged authorities to conduct a thorough investigation.
SPCA spokesperson Belinda Abraham confirmed that two dogs from the Bonteheuwel area were impounded by law enforcement and admitted into the SPCA’s care on Tuesday night.
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“We don’t know the circumstances of the attack but we are saddened by this incident which again highlights the need for the development and implementation of stronger regulations/legislation with regards to the keeping of power breeds.” the report quoted Mackenzie as saying.
Bishop Lavis police have since opened an inquest docket into the incident, reports IOL.
“The members are investigating an inquest case following an incident where the body of an 88-year-old woman was found by her son in her backyard in her residence at Longaberry Street,” the report quoted police spokesperson FC van Wyk as saying.
No arrests had been made, the report said.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe