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NSPCA considering private prosecution against Modise in animal cruelty case

Back in 2014, the organisation received a tip-off that animals had been abandoned on a farm belonging to the chairperson of the National Council of Provinces in the North West.

National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise.  Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The National Council of SPCA says it’s disappointed that the National Prosecuting Authority has decided against prosecuting Thandi Modise on charges of animal cruelty but the NSPCA says it’s now considering a private prosecution.

Back in 2014, the organisation received a tip-off that animals had been abandoned on a farm belonging to the chairperson of the National Council of Provinces in the North West.

NSPCA spokesperson Grace de Lange says what they discovered on Modise's farm was one of the worst cases of animal abuse that the organisation had come across.

“Ms Modise’s farms was littered with carcasses of over 50 pigs and other dead animals such as geese, ducks, sheep and goats. Over a hundred pigs, sheep, goats were found without water and animals were dead and dying. These animals were denied basic minim care and suffered, neglect, starvation and abandonment.”

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WATCH: SPCA finds dead and starving animals in Thandi Modise's farm