Why SA’s law recognises bestiality as akin to sexual violations against people

In May this year, the Roodepoort magistrate’s court found Mojalesa Plaas Mofokeng guilty of bestiality and sentenced him to eight years in prison. This arose from Mofokeng committing an act of bestiality with the puppy belonging to his neighbour, Fred Sitole, in November 2020.

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