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A Kimberley security guard is recuperating in hospital after he was attacked by two dogs, where the flesh was ripped from his arm.

Monare Innocent Maibela sustained serious injuries after he was attacked by two pit bulls in Armstrong Street in West End. Picture: Supplied

A Kimberley security guard is recuperating in hospital after he was attacked by two dogs, where the flesh was ripped from his arm.

A KIMBERLEY security guard is recuperating in hospital after he was attacked by two dogs, where the flesh was ripped from his arm.

Monare Innocent Maibela said on Thursday that he underwent surgery after the attack last week and was given a pain block.

“I will have to have a skin graft on Friday (today).”

Speaking from his hospital bed, Maibela stated that the incident happened in Armstrong Street in West End on November 3.

“I am employed as a security guard and was walking home at around 8pm. I usually take the same route home, as I stay close by.”

Maibela said that two pit bull terriers ran through a gate that was left open and attacked him.

“The dogs grabbed my upper arm and elbow and ate some of the meat. I was in excruciating pain and was unable to fight them off. Luckily, a neighbour heard me screaming for help and removed the dogs and took me to hospital. Other neighbours were too afraid of the dogs to assist me.”

He stated that he would not be able to work while he was booked off during the recovery period.

“I will not be able to return to work for at least a month. I am extremely fortunate that I still have full use of my arm and that the dogs never bit any of my vital organs. The arm that was injured is my working arm. I am not sure if I will be paid if I am not at work for the month and I have four children to support.”

Maibela indicated that he wanted the owner of the dogs to pay him compensation, to the amount of R5,000, for his loss of income for the month.

“The owner, who is a traffic cop, informed me that he is not employed and will not be able to reimburse me. I will open a criminal charge as soon as I am discharged from hospital.”

The SPCA said that it would investigate the incident.

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