After jumping over his gate, a Bulawayo man was mauled to death by three dogs as he had forgotten his house keys at work.
John Guvhera (61) of Selbourne Park was forced to rush back home as he had forgotten his toolbox.
The dogs suspecting him to be an intruder attacked him.
“The deceased jumped over the gate since he had forgotten the gate keys and since no one was at home and went inside the house to collect his toolbox. In no time the deceased was then heard rebuking his dog by a student who stays next door,” police sources said.
“The neighbours then saw the deceased lying on the ground through the precast wall whilst three Boer bulldogs were biting him all over the body, dragging him and tearing his clothes.”
The neighbours then alerted Guvhera’s tenant Nkosana Ndebele who rushed home to offer assistance.
After restraining the dogs, they rushed Guvhera to a medical facility in town and was later transferred to United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) where he succumbed to the injruries.