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newsCape Times reports that a domestic worker believes she is lucky to be alive after she was mauled by her employer's two pit bulls in Monte Vista, Cape Town.  

Khayelitsha resident Lilian Mkosi, 57, suffered head, legs and hand injuries during the attack and she can’t walk as a result of severe pain.  She spent six days in Groote Schuur Hospital before she was discharged.  The Cape of Good Hope SPCA’s Allan Perrins said the pit bulls have since been “put to sleep permanently” and added:  “At the end of the day it remains a mystery why they attacked Lilian.  It is hard to believe that they could inflict such bad injuries.  She (Lilian) says there was no provocation on her part.”  The dogs had been at Mkosi’s employer Brent Chad’s home for a week before they attacked her.  Chad employer said he was sorry for what happened and has promised to pay for Mkosi’s medical bill and to compensate her for her loss of earnings.

  • Read this report by Sandiso Phaliso in full at Cape Times

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