East dog attack victim still in hospital

Elizabeth Mahlangu. Photo: Mari Rheeder

The victim of a recent dog attack in the east of Pretoria is still recovering in the Steve Biko academic hospital.

Elizabeth Mahlangu, a domestic worker in Garsfontein, was on her way to a bus stop on Garsfontein Road when two Rottweilers pounced on her.

Mahlangu’s employer, Cyril Blom, said the wound on her left arm was still infected.

Also read: Pta dog attacks – keep yourself and your dog safe

“She is currently on a drip to stop the infection. Once her arm heals she will undergo a skin graft operation. Her other wounds have been closed up.”

According to Mahlangu she was walking past a driveway where a car had just entered. when two dogs came running and attacked her, biting her legs and arms.

Also read: UPDATE: Dog attack victim recovering

The dogs also attacked their owner when she tried to get them off Mahlangu. The tip of her right pinkie was bitten off.

A neighbour who saw the episode and rushed to her aid was also bitten in the thigh.

“If it was not for him, I would have been dead,” she said.

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