Dog found raped, slaughtered in Joburg South informal settlement


A resident found the carcass inside a bloody bag after noticing blood seeping under a nearby resident’s door. WARNING: Disturbing content may upset sensitive readers.

Officers from Mondeor Police Station are investigating a case of bestiality after a man allegedly raped and killed an eight-month-old female dog in Jackson informal settlement on Sunday.

One resident, Paulina Nhlapo, said in the early hours of March 16 she noticed blood leaking from underneath the door to the man’s room.

“We saw a bag from which blood was seeping and when we opened it we saw a slaughtered dog that was known to us.”

Nhlapo said the man had built a ramp that she suspects would hold the animals down while he raped them.

Nhlapo and her friends called René Parker from Cause4Paws and the police for assistance.

Parker attended to the scene, and immediately called the Johannesburg Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA), who came to collect the dead animal.

JSPCA senior inspector Ronald Ramalata said they gathered all the necessary evidence and were awaiting the post-mortem report.

“We have had animals going missing for about two years now and some of our own live at the Cause4paws Care Clinic in Jackson.

Mondeor SAPS communications officer Captain Dube said they hadn’t arrested anyone, but that the investigation was ongoing.