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Ex-Zambian Football Star, Philemon Mulala Mauled To Death By His Dogs

An ex-football player from Zambia, Philemon Mulala was mauled to death by three of his dogs in South Africa over the weekend.

The man, identified as Zambian football star Philemon Mulala, 60, was found dead in the garden of his home in the South African city of Lichtenberg, according to a statement from the South African police.

After he was found on Saturday, his wife called emergency services, who rushed to the scene. He could not be saved and was pronounced dead in his garden.

Philemon Mulala

According to a police press release, his partner heard the dogs barking on the other side of the house, but did not check because the dogs “would frequently bark at passing pedestrians and vehicles”.

She then looked for her husband around the house, but did not find him.

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After leaving, she discovered that her husband had been bitten by two Staffordshire Bull/Pitbull crossbreeds and another dog of unknown breed.

South African police say an investigation into the circumstances of the events has been launched.

Ex-Zambian Football Star, Philemon Mulala Mauled To Death By His Dogs

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SAPS) removed the dogs from the site and took them to animal shelters.

Zambia Football Association Secretary General Adrian Kachala presided over the late star.

Mr. Molala played for the Zambia national team and Mufulira Wanderers. In the 1980s he moved to South Africa to play for Kaizer Chiefs and then Cape Town Spurs.

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