Latest news

Dukwana elected as Free State legislature speaker

FORMER Free State premier Mxolisi Dukwana has been elected...

Climate change, unpredictable rainfall exacerbate water woes

WATER is such a scarce commodity that it is...

Only three MECs retained as premier names new cabinet

MAQUEEN Letshoha-Mathae, the newly elected premier of the Free...

Paramedics get counselling after pitbull attack trauma

Paramedics who attended to the three-year-old boy mauled to death by dogs in the Free State over the weekend have been sent for counselling after the gruesome incident reportedly left them traumatised.

The toddler, Keketso Saule, was declared dead on the scene after he suffered severe head injuries from the attack by a neighbour’s pitbulls in Hennenman, a small town in the Lejeleputswa district, on Sunday.

The Free State Department of Health says its emergency medical services members who attended the incident “couldn’t hold back their tears”.

“They have as a result been afforded time off. They will be attending counselling today, Monday, 21 November 2022 with the Department of Health social workers who are deployed to Lejweleputswa,” provincial health spokesperson Mondli Mbambi said in a statement.

This is the second fatal dog attack to happen in the Free State within days after an eight-year-old boy, Olebogeng Mosime, was killed by a neighbour’s pitbull while playing in his family yard in Bloemfontein last Saturday.

The incidents have prompted the MEC for Health, Montseng Tsiu, to add her voice to the growing calls for this breed of dogs to be removed from communities.

“Each day we learn of yet another death whilst these dogs bring nothing but more sorrow to many homes who lose their loved ones to this vicious and blood-thirsty dog breed,” she said.

“It is possible that there’s many more unpublished and unaccounted deaths that may have been caused over time by this vicious dog breed.”

Tsiu has also appealed for the law to take its course in all incidents of attacks involving pitbulls. – Staff Reporter

Latest

Dukwana elected as Free State legislature speaker

FORMER Free State premier Mxolisi Dukwana has been elected...

Climate change, unpredictable rainfall exacerbate water woes

WATER is such a scarce commodity that it is...

Only three MECs retained as premier names new cabinet

MAQUEEN Letshoha-Mathae, the newly elected premier of the Free...

Letsoha-Mathae takes over as Free State premier

MAQUEEN Letsoha-Mathae has been elected as premier of the...

Newsletter

spot_img

Don't miss

Dukwana elected as Free State legislature speaker

FORMER Free State premier Mxolisi Dukwana has been elected...

Climate change, unpredictable rainfall exacerbate water woes

WATER is such a scarce commodity that it is...

Only three MECs retained as premier names new cabinet

MAQUEEN Letshoha-Mathae, the newly elected premier of the Free...

Letsoha-Mathae takes over as Free State premier

MAQUEEN Letsoha-Mathae has been elected as premier of the...

CUT vice-chancellor among thought leaders at US tech summit

PROFESSOR Pamela Dube, the vice-chancellor and principal at Central...
spot_imgspot_img

Dukwana elected as Free State legislature speaker

FORMER Free State premier Mxolisi Dukwana has been elected as speaker of the provincial legislature. He was sworn in on Wednesday, taking over from Ntombizanele...

Climate change, unpredictable rainfall exacerbate water woes

WATER is such a scarce commodity that it is impossible to increase supply – as such, demand and waste need to be monitored and...

Only three MECs retained as premier names new cabinet

MAQUEEN Letshoha-Mathae, the newly elected premier of the Free State, has announced her cabinet. The executive includes three MECs who served under the previous administration...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here