In a shocking turn of events, a dog was necklaced in Nelson Mandela Boulevard just 100 meters from the Thembalethu Police station – the most horrific incident of violence since the riots erupted on Tuesday afternoon in Western Cape, George Herald reports.
The perpetrator/perpetrators placed a tyre around the dog’s body and set the tyre alight, leaving the dog to die a horrific death.
A journalist from the George Herald, Zolani Sinxo, discovered the dog at about 12:00 today.
“The tyre had melted into the skin of the dog. It is horrific. I hope that witnesses will come forward so that these people can be punished,” said Sinxo.
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When Sinxo arrived on the scene the rubber and the dog’s body were already cold, indicating that the gruesome attack took place at least three to four hours prior to his discovery.
This is the second dog to die since the riots started, as another dog was run over early this morning.
Sinxo reports that spiralling smoke is proof that various fires are still burning in Thembalethu.
“At about 12:20 extra police were sent in. The entrance to Thembalethu is still closed. I think it’s very difficult for the police to contain the violence and to arrest people, as the rioters are constantly regrouping and creating new hot spots.”