49 year old John Dhliwayo was shocked when two dogs charged at him and started biting him all over his body.
John, a truck driver from Motherwell, Eastern Cape, said it happened at about 2pm on Saturday when he wanted to catch a taxi home from work.
“The dogs were all over me. I was crying and screaming for help. I thought I was going to die. I even called out the names of my one-year-old twins, saying goodbye to them,” John told Daily Sun.
“Some people hit the dogs with sticks, and then someone from a nearby shop came running to take his dogs away.
“I was bleeding a lot.
“I’m glad that God has given me another chance to raise my twins, but I doubt if I will ever be able drive again. My one leg was badly mauled and I am in severe pain.”
John, who until a year ago was working as a taxi driver in Motherwell, said he plans to take legal action against the owner of the dogs.
“He must pay for the pain he caused me. I’m sitting at home with no income. Who is going to feed me and my family?”
A resident said this was not the first time the dogs had attacked people in the street.
“We are afraid to walk past that shop.
“I don’t know why the cops or municipality have not yet removed the dogs.”
John said the police arrived and he was taken by ambulance to Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth.
Police spokeswoman Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg said: “A criminal case has been opened with the cops and is currently under investigation.
“Apparently the owner of the dogs has had previous cases against him involving the same dogs. The case will be referred to a senior prosecutor for consideration. A final decision about the fate of the dogs will then be made.”
Source: Daily Sun