Eight-Year-Old Boy Killed By Pit Bull In South Africa

An eight-year-old child has been mauled to death by a pit bull.

The incident is said to have occurred on Saturday, 12 November, in the Vista Park area in Bloemfontein.

According to police reports, the dog that killed grade 3 pupil Olebogeng Mosime, from Roseview Primary, had allegedly belonged to the neighbour.

It was said that the dog, which had been locked away, escaped and went over the fence into the neighbour’s yard.

Lieutenant-Colonel Thabo Covane, the police spokesperson said the pit bull attacked the child, who was playing alone. It bit him severely on the neck and chest.

“The police and paramedics were summoned to the scene and the boy was declared dead on the scene. The beast was put to death,” said Covane.

An inquest docket has since been opened at the Mangaung police station.