A three-year old boy dies in hospital after being mauled by pitbull

A three-year-old boy from Hanover Park on the Cape Flats has died in hospital after being mauled by a pit bull. It is believed Luqmaan Jardien was playing in the backyard of his home when the incident occurred.

Police Spokesperson, FC Van Wyk, says they have opened an inquest docket for investigation.

“Philippi police are investigating an inquest after a death of a three-year-old boy on Monday, the 26th of October at about eight in the evening. According to reports, the three-year-old boy was attacked by the dog and he was transported to a nearby medical facility where he later died due to injuries sustained.”