Manenberg man arrested for bestality

Manenberg police have arrested a 23-year-old man, after a video that has gone viral, showed how he raped a dog.

SPCA Chief Inspector Jaco Pieterse said the man was taken into police custody and the welfare organisation has laid criminal charges against him for bestiality and animal cruelty.

PICTURE - SPCA: Chief Inspector Jaco Pieterse walking the suspect to the police vehicle

‘’The video found its way to Cape of Good Hope SPCA senior inspectors after being forwarded by concerned members of the community.   The SPCA immediately investigated the incident and within mere hours was able to trace the man to his home address in Manenberg, Cape Town where an arrest was made.’’

“Thanks to the full support of the Manenberg SAPS and the City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement and Metro Police, the perpetrator of this heinous crime was arrested just hours after we received this sickening footage,” added Pieterse.

He said the SPCA removed the young dog from the property.

‘’In addition to evidence of having suffered horrendous sexual abuse, the puppy was also confined to a small wooden box and forced to live in otherwise deplorable conditions,” said Pieterse.

PICTURE - SPCA: Inspector Mark Syce rescuing the young dog from the fully enclosed cage

‘’The dog underwent a full veterinary assessment at the Cape of Good Hope SPCA and will remain in safekeeping. When one considers a crime of this nature, we must not forget that the link between gender-based violence (GBV) and animal abuse is highlighted,” he added.

 The SPCA cites the statistic that at least 71% of GBV perpetrators are also likely to abuse the most vulnerable members of our society: children, the elderly, and of course, animals.

The animal welfare organisation urged communities to report animal cruelty and cases of bestiality.


Done By: Mitchum George


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