South Africa 13.12.2016 12:09 pm

Children hospitalised after being bitten by donkey

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The donkey has allegedly bitten children on three different occasions, and its owner has cheekily dared angry parents to take the donkey to court.

According to the parents, the donkey poses a great danger to the kids as two of them ended up in hospital following the incident, south of Johannesburg.

The mother of the three-year-old said she was grateful that her daughter was still alive after the donkey picked her up, threw her to the ground and stepped on her, Sedibeng Ster reports.

The residents of Mooilande plot 45 just outside Three Rivers said they feared for the safety of their young ones after three children aged eleven, five and three were bitten by a donkey on three different occasions.

According to the parents, the owner has refused to do anything about the donkey on three various occasions. “He told us that we must go and press charges against the donkey and see if it will appear in court.”

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The owner of the donkey, who also resides on the plot, has since declined to comment on the matter.

Vereeniging police spokesperson Captain Fikile Funda advised the parents to open a case with the police.

“A case has been opened, and the owner of the donkey will be charged with negligence and allowing an animal to cause injury.

“Investigations into the matter are ongoing, and the owner might ultimately be charged and arrested.”

– Caxton News Service

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