PORT ALFRED – A 37-year-old Port Alfred woman was mauled to death this morning by dogs while on her way to work.
It is alleged that at about 07:45, the woman was walking in Alfred Road when she was attacked. Two males who witnessed the attack, ran to a nearby security official and reported the incident. The security official contacted the police however when police arrived, the badly injured woman was lying on the side of the road. The woman sustained serious injuries to her face and upper body. The dogs were nowhere to be found. She died prior to receiving any medical attention.
An inquest docket is opened for investigation.
SAPS Port Alfred detectives are searching for the owner of the dogs. The number and breed of the dogs are unknown at this stage and police believe that the two males who witnessed the incident can provide crucial information in the investigation.
Anyone who may know the owner of the dogs as well as the two males is asked to contact SAPS Port Alfred, D/Lt Col Yogan Reddy on 046 604 2405 or 082 332 8794 or the nearest police station.
Source: South African Police Service