A 5-year-old met his fate after being mauled by pitbulls
Image via Pixabay

‘They belong in the wild!’: Celebs call for ban on pitbulls

Celebs are calling on authorities to ban pitbulls in South Africa following a spate of deadly attacks in the country…


A 5-year-old met his fate after being mauled by pitbulls
Image via Pixabay

With yet another tragic pitbull attack making headlines, many South Africans are doubling down on their pleas for the dangerous dogs to be banned in the country 

On Sunday 20 November, a three-year-old boy was mauled to death by two pitbulls in Free State. And just days earlier, an eight-year-old was killed by a neighbour’s pitbull in Vista Park, Bloemfontein.

Now celebs are wading into the discussion, calling on authorities to confiscate the vicious breed.

ALSO READ: ICYMI- Three pitbulls STONED, stabbed and BURNT to death after attacking a child


Following the recent spate of pitbull attacks, several celebrities shared their views, calling on authorities to make the breed illegal to own.

TV and radio personality Pearl Modiadie tweeted: “Pitbulls belong in the wild! They are NOT pets!”

Reacting to the toddler’s death, she added: “It’s heartbreaking reading about yet another child being mauled by these dogs. #banpitbulls”

Actress and DJ Thuli Phongolo also added her voice, sharing her own experiences with the dangerous dog.

She tweeted: “Pitbulls are a NO-NO, I’m so glad people are taking a stand against having them as pets. My ex had 3 and it was always terrifying being around them alone especially if they weren’t fed yet or fed on their regular time, they go wild! 

She added: “They are not safe, RIP to the young souls lost”.



Meanwhile, former Scandal! actor Hungani Ndlovu shared a different opinion, defending the dogs from public criticism.

He shared in a series of tweets: “Pitbulls aren’t inherently dangerous dogs. The owner is responsible for how he/she moulds the dog. Y’all wanna ban pitbulls but keep Rottweilers, Bull Terriers, German Shepherds, the list goes on! It’s not the dog! It’s the owner!”   

He added: “This pitbull situation is like blaming fast cars for people being involved in accidents instead of blaming the driver! You can’t drive 300km per hr then jiki jiki you’re in an accident and we must blame the car it’s the owner, not the dog! This pitbull situation is like blaming alcohol for the drunk drivers on the street instead of the drinker/driver. The problem is the owner, not the dog!”

The TV star later deleted his tweets following a public backlash.