Dog attack victim moved from ICU

Picture: Supplied
Picture: Supplied

The man mauled by pitbulls in Rowallan Park on Saturday has regained consciousness and been identified.

Provincial health spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said Gerald Mark Cloete, 40, had been moved out of the intensive care unit at Livingstone Hospital yesterday.

However, he is still in hospital and needs extensive plastic surgery.

Both his ears were bitten off in the attack and he suffered several bite wounds.

The police are investigating charges relating to the attack and another made by the owner of the house where the pitbulls were kept, claiming that the lock on the gate to keep the dogs in had been broken by an unknown person.

The pitbulls were put down on Monday.

One thought on “Dog attack victim moved from ICU

  • February 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm
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    this is a sad case all round. was he trying to break in as suggested, was the lock removed to make it look like tampering or did the dogs get out and attack him for no reason? no one knows and now the dogs before the case has been properly investigated have paid the ultimate price.

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