A 57-year-old Cape Flats man has been killed in a savage attack by two pit bulls.

Ironically, the victim was delivering newspapers, which had a front page story about a pit bull attack in another neighbourhood last week.

Police and the Cape of Good Hope SPCA were called to Uintjie Street in Kalksteenfontein just after 11am yesterday where they found the bloody body of the man.

Chunks of flesh of the man’s neck and arm were ripped off, and one of his ears were missing.

The paper’s headline was “Dog attack family still in hospital”, about three-year old Emma Murphy and her oupa Aubrey Murphy, 56, who were attacked by their neighbour’s dogs in Athlone last Tuesday.

Yesterday, Andy Wareley, the owner of the pit bulls in Uintjie Street, told the Daily Voice his family has had the dogs, Patches and Buster, for three years and is devastated by the man’s death.

His daughter was busy cleaning and had placed the dogs in the front yard.

He claims his daughter had warned Willie not to enter the yard, but he insisted.

“My dogs are normally at the back, but when there is cleaning being done, they are placed in front,” explains Andy.

“The man was at the gate and my daughter told him to please not come inside.

“He had said he knows the dogs and came inside and played with Patches.

“I think the dogs heard my daughter telling him to leave and must have become protective, or the other dog might have become jealous.

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