John van Vyk a 24-year-old man, From Umhlanga , KZN, was reportedly arrested on Tuesday, after one of his neighbors complained bitterly that he named his dog after his uncle. President Jacob Zuma.
John van Vyk learned that the complainant reported the case at a near by Police Station, after which the he was arrested and detained.
However, it was gathered that efforts by the police to recover the dog, which they intended using as evidence failed following a clever move by the suspect.
Van Vyk allegedly directed his friends secretly to kill the dog in order to avoid being implicated. It was gathered that consistent appeals by his friends and relatives for the police to grant him bail failed as the complainant and his kinsmen reportedly threatened to kill him if he was released on bail.
The case, however, took a different dimension two days later when John’s relatives went to the police station to further plead for his bail only to be informed that the case file and the suspect have been transferred to Gauteng.