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School Cleaner Who Rescued Dog From Being Buried Alive Fired

Kirsty Nefdt
Cape Town, South Africa

Nov 2, 2011 — "THE Khayelitsha school cleaner who alerted authorities after she heard a dog was being buried alive on a school’s sportsfield has been fired.

On October 20, the dog – later named Warrior – was hauled from a 1.5m deep pit at Luhlaza Secondary School in Khayelitsha. Breadwinner and mother of two Bukelwa Mbulawa worked as a cleaner in the school’s kitchen.

The principal, Manono Makhaphela, had allegedly ordered two janitors to “get rid” of the stray dog as it was regarded as a nuisance

Mbulawa said that as a group, the cleaners decided to alert animal welfare organisation International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

Mbulawa said she took the day off a week after Warrior was saved because she was ill, and when she returned last Friday she found out that she has been fired."

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Lauren Isaacs, 2011, Cape Times

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