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Thandi Modise faces animal cruelty case

More than 50 pigs were found dead on her farm with the remaining 85 cannibalising on rotting flesh.

FILE: National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chairperson Thandi Modise. Picture: SAPA.

CAPE TOWN - North West police on Monday confirmed a case of animal cruelty has been opened against National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chairperson Thandi Modise.

The former North West Premier will face charges relating to neglect and the starving of animals.

A state vet was forced to euthanize the remaining pigs on Modise's Potchefstroom farm.

Last week, more than 50 dead pigs were found dead with the remaining 85 cannibalising on rotting carcasses.

It is alleged the two workers who were left in charge of the animals abandoned their duties.

The National Council for SPCA's Andries Venter says it's the worst farm cruelty case he has ever seen.

"We are now busy with the sheep and goats, they are being moved to a safe environment where we will take full care of them until the case is finalised."

(Pictures by Gadeeja Abbas)

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