Sasolburg man arrested after eating pet's organs

He allegedly tortured and killed the dog as a ‘ritual sacrifice’.

FILE: The man will appear in court on Monday on charges of animal cruelty.

JOHANNESBURG - A 26-year-old Sasolburg man has been arrested for killing his family dog and eating its organs in what appears to have been a ritual sacrifice.

Eyewitnesses have told the Vanderbijlpark SPCA that the man dissected the dog while it was alive on Thursday and eventually strangled it with a rope.

The man will appear in court on Monday on charges of animal cruelty.

The SPCA's Marlien Pieterse says "The gentleman actually had a ritual that he did last night, he tortured the dog then he cut it open, ate the dog's heart and then he covered himself in blood."