Antelope’s horn penetrates temple of Uitenhage man, 70
A Uitenhage farmer’s attempt to save his dogs’ lives eventually cost him his own, when the wild bushbuck attacking his pets turned on him.
Jimmy Robinson, 70, died in the Cuyler Hospital in Uitenhage on Monday after battling with his injuries for more than 10 days.
He was injured in what family members called a “freak accident” when he found a bushbuck ram in his yard and was stabbed twice by the antelope’s sharp horns.
His daughter, Carina Muller, who lives on the same farm, said they were stunned by the incident that happened in the blink of an eye.
“It was already dark outside, past 8pm, when my father heard a noise. He came out to find one of his Jack Russells limping to the front door, and the other still barking at a bushbuck on the lawn around the house,” she said.
The bushbuck had stabbed the fleeing dog in the hind leg and gave the other a cut along the stomach.
– Riaan Marais