The owners of the three pit bull dogs that mauled Dipuo Kokolosi (48), a domestic worker, in January last year will soon appear in the Potchefstroom Magistrate’s Court.
According to the police, Chandré van der Linde and presumably also her partner will be charged for keeping dangerous animals.
Col. Adéle Myburgh, police spokesperson, told Rhewal on Wednesday that the dossier had returned from the court and prosecutors had instructed that the prosecution should continue.
“The first court date is June 6,” Myburgh said.
Rhewal used to report that Kokolosi’s nose, ear, lip and cheek, among other things, were ripped off in the attack at Van der Linde’s house in Potchefstroom. She also suffered injuries to her eye, leg and arm.
As a result, she had to undergo several operations and was reportedly unable to work again. She currently lives with her mother at Bloemhof in North West.
Kokolosi’s sight and hearing were also impaired due to her injuries.
Myburgh said at the time that Kokolosi was hanging out laundry on the day of the attack when the dogs set upon her. Kokolosi was alone at home at the time.
Neighbors who rushed to Kokolosi’s aid shot the dogs dead at the scene.
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