SOUND CLIP: Charges dropped against north man accused of raping dog

Inspector Mishack Matlou carrying a dog that was allegedly sexually assaulted by a man in Soshanguve.

Charges against a Soshanguve man accused of raping a dog were dropped after a witness in the case failed to appear in court this week.

The charges – against a man from Soshanguve block H – were withdrawn in the local magistrate’s court on Tuesday, according to SPCA inspector Mishack Matlou.

Another case of bestiality, involving a Klipgat man who also allegedly raped a dog, was also recently dropped because of a witness who failed to appear in court, he told Rekord.

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The two men in question were facing charges of bestiality as well as animal cruelty.

Matlou said the SPCA was concerned by the turn of events in the two cases.

“One of the witnesses cited death threats and fear of victimisation as reasons for not showing up in court,” said Matlou.

He said it was important for people to respect and protect animal rights.

“Animals have a right to life and they deserve our love,” he said.

The SPCA warned witnesses who refuse to appear in court that they could also be prosecuted.

“If you witnessed a cruel act to an animal and you do not want to report it or to stand in court as a witness, that is illegal. That is acting against the law,” he said.

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Recently, Rekord reported about a Hammanskraal man whom allegedly committed suicide after being accused of raping a goat.

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