Eastern Cape investigates possible deadly animal disease after horror death of an elderly woman

Eastern Cape investigates possible deadly animal disease after horror death of an elderly woman

The Department of Rural Development and Reform in the Eastern Cape suspects a possible deadly disease amongst domestic animals to be the cause of death of a 91-year old woman.  

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The  grandmother died earlier this month after a pig ate her body parts in Mdukuteni village in Tsomo in Eastern Cape.  

Spokesperson for the department, Ayongezwa Lungisa, says they have sent scientists to determine if the pigs have a disease.  

"Many people are alleging that the woman was killed by the pig, but we have sent our veterinarians just to undertake a report and look into the pigs that are alleged to have caused the incident. But for now, there is no report on what disease the animals would have," says Lungisa. 

The body of the grandmother was discovered by her grandson. 

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Lungisa says they are still waiting for confirmation on whether the woman was killed by a pig.  

"Once we get a scientific report in relation to the nature or rather the disease, we will do some activity in the area. But for now, we are waiting for the department of Health to really give us a report in relation to the death of that person," concludes Lungisa.  

 

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