A young boy of four-year-old, Milani Keke has lost his life after he was eaten or mauled to death by two pit bulls in South Africa.
According to the details privy to Lifestyle.ng, Milani Keke was attacked by the dogs in Gugulethu, Cape Town in South Africa.
The attack happened when Milani tried to retrieve a rugby ball after it fell in the next dooryard while he was playing with his friends at home.
Milani’s mum, Nothemba Keke, spoke to the Cape Times. She said;
“I was here at home when I heard the screams of my daughter crying ‘Mama come out, Milani is being attacked by dogs.’ I ran outside and one was attacking him from the back of his skull while the other barked and ran around him. I ran and tried to jump the fence to save him, but a neighbor grabbed me and pulled me back,”
“I don’t like to talk about it. Even now I don’t feel like talking; we are distraught and we are still shocked.”
Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed they were investigating the attack.
“A death inquest case has been opened for investigation by Gugulethu police after a 4-year-old boy died at NY 50 after he was attacked by two dogs inside the yard while he was fetching a ball.
“The circumstances surrounding this incident are being investigated by the police, with no arrests so far.”
Ward councilor Sharon Manata said the community of Gugulethu was traumatized and grieved with the family.
“Some people are very angry. You ask yourself, in these four-roomed houses that we have what makes a person have such vicious dogs?
“We don’t have big yards, this innocent child was just playing in the yard of his home and by mistake, the ball fell in the next dooryard.
“This child was not even in the yard of these dogs, but they dragged him from the fence. We are crying with the family, crying with the mother who is traumatized by seeing her child being mauled by the dogs. Truly as a community, we are shattered,” she narrated.
Our condolences to the family and friends of Milani.