South African police on Tuesday reported two cases of bestiality involving dogs in two provinces.
A 21-year-old man was caught having sex with a dog in a toilet in Mabopane, north-west of Pretoria, on Sunday.
Lt-Col Dikatso Thebe said the owner of a house in block EW, Mabopane, caught the man with the dog and called nearby residents, who beat up the man.
The dog was bleeding and police found dog fur and blood on the man’s pant who was then arrested.
The man reportedly handed himself to the police the next day out of fear of the residents.
The man was expected to face a charge of bestiality in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
Similarly, another man was also arrested for allegedly having sex with a friend’s dog in Sun City village, near KwaMhlanga in Mpumalanga.
Sergeant Nonhlanhla Kgosana said the 48-year-old arrived at his friend’s house at 8pm on Monday and asked for him. His wife told him her husband was not home and the man walked back to the gate.
As soon as the woman got back in the house, the man grabbed the couple’s dog and ran into the toilet with the animal, Kgosana said.
She heard the animal howling and ran out to call the neighbors.
They came across the man leaving the yard and found blood on the dog.
Kgosana said the man was linked to the crime when the police found dog fur and bloodstains on his pants.
He was expected to face a charge of bestiality in the KwaMhlanga Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.