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Toddler attacked and killed by a dog in Henneman

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State

A three-year-old boy was attacked and killed by a dog in Hennenman and the situation is tense but under control.

On Sunday, 20 November 2022 at about 9:30, Hennenman police were called to Sekoti-mpate with reports that a child had been mauled by a dog.

On arrival at the scene, members found a large group of community members already outside the yard. The three-year-old toddler was certified dead at the scene with severe injuries to the head. The dog was removed by its owner from the scene where the incident took place, but eventually was burned to death by angry community.

Public Order Policing unit members are deployed to the area as the situation is tense but under control, Hennenman police have opened an inquest for further investigation.





Captain Stephen Thakeng