Animal Cruelty Must Stop. No Animal Should Suffer.
We stand united in the fight against animal cruelty.
Following the horrific attack on an innocent dog called Benjie, we demand that #Justice4Benjie is served and call for harsher sentences for animal abusers.
The trial was first heard at the Khayelitsha Court on the 6th July 2018. It is a public proceeding and members of the public may therefore attend.
The next court date was set for the 13th of August 2018.
The case resumed in the Khayelitsha Magistrates Court on August 13th 2018 with TI Siviwe Noko representing Benjie against Mr Sihle Mbambo, one of two men accused of violently stabbing him to death.
The case was seen in court on the 14th September 2018 and again on the 19th February 2019.
The matter was postponed again to the 11th of April 2019 to give the State the opportunity to present the second accused, who has not yet been identified. If anyone who has seen the video knows the identity this man please call the SPCA on 0217004158/9 during office hours or on 0833261604 after hours. You are assured of your anonymity – the SPCA will never reveal your name or the name of any complainant. Individuals with information can also go to SAPS Khayelitsha directly and quote Case Number 529/05/2018
We ask all those parties with a vested interest in upholding and defending the rights of animals, to let their voices be heard in a bid for justice for Benjie. The SPCA, along with other concerned animal welfare organisations and members of the public, will be demanding the highest possible sentencing for this crime.
If you are attending, please feel free to download one of our official protest posters to take to court with you. These posters further amplify the messaging of the affidavits we have received – thank you so much for all the support and for giving Benjie a voice!