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  • Updated: November 23, 2022

South Africa: Pitbull Kills Toddler

An East London toddler has reportedly been mauled to death by a pitbull.

Sources told DispatchLIVE that the incident happened in Cambridge on Wednesday evening.

Also according to the sources the toddler is believed to have been just a year old.

“It just happened ... I think the body is to be certified dead at Frere [Hospital],” one source said.

The dog is believed to be from the neighbourhood where the toddler also resided. 

DispatchLIVE, a media outlet in South Africa has been reliably informed that the toddler’s family was too distraught to speak to the media.​​

Provincial health department spokesperson Yonela Dekeda promised to respond shortly.

“I’m still gathering details,” she said.

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