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A tragic incident has left Bloemfontein residents heartbroken after four pitbulls attack and kill a woman in Bloemfontein.

On a fateful Monday afternoon in Namibia Square, Bloemfontein, a 28-year-old woman was fatally attacked by four pitbulls. The vicious assault inflicted severe wounds to her lower body. Responding swiftly, the police arrived at the scene to find the woman lying on the ground. Despite their efforts, she succumbed to her injuries, with Emergency Health Services pronouncing her dead at the location.

Response and Aftermath

The incident took a further tragic turn when three of the pitbulls had to be euthanized by the police on the spot. The fourth dog, along with its puppies, was rescued and taken into the care of the local SPCA. This horrific event has deeply affected the Bloemfontein community, sparking calls for heightened awareness and responsibility among dog owners to prevent such tragedies.

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Questions have arisen about whether the owner of the dogs will take responsibility for the woman’s death. Many people on social media are also questioning where the owner was during the attack.

Law enforcement authorities have initiated a case of culpable homicide as they continue to probe the circumstances that led to this dreadful attack. This tragic event underscores the critical need for stringent animal control measures and the prioritization of public safety to avert similar incidents in the future.

Attack sparks fury on social media

Many social media users have shared their anger towards the owner’s handling of the dogs and called for his arrest. Others are questioning why the dogs have not been banned despite their raging. Below are some of the comments:


Wasn’t it illegal to own these at some point? 
This is sad… what happened to the owner of the dog or where was he or she when it happened.
Owner must be arrested. People don’t take responsiblity for caring for their animals and when they lash out they hurt innocent people.

By patiee

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