64- year- old Port Elizabeth woman has died in the hands of her Pit bull.
Her husband tried in vain to rescue her from the angry pet.
Police spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg said the victim, Belinda Jonker was declared dead on scene at her home in Morningside.
The tragic incident happened around 21:30.
Rensburg explained that Jonker and her 66-year-old husband, were about to leave their home before the dog attacked.
“Jonker had difficulty getting into the car. While her husband was assisting her, their four-year-old pit bull attacked her.”
“Her husband tried to get the dog off [of her], but was unable to assist his wife. After he called for help from the neighbours, they managed to remove the dog off her and tied him to a tree.”
The dog inflicted severe injuries on Jonker and she was declared dead on the scene.
The Animal Anti-Cruelty League was immediately contacted to take the dog from the house.
An inquest docket has already been opened by the Kabega Park police.
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