Londiwe Xulu
journalist
1 minute read
4 Aug 2021
06:31

Heartbreak as peacocks found dead at Pietermaritzburg temple

Londiwe Xulu

The two peacocks that walked with pride at the Hindu temple on Langalibalele Street have died.

The two peacocks that walked with pride at the Hindu temple on Langalibalele Street have died.

Heartbroken Neosha Gunpath said that when she recently visited the Sri Siva Soobramoniar and Marriamen Temples, she was informed that the two peacocks had been poisoned.

“I was told that the peacocks that were loved and taken care off were poisoned,” said a devastated Gunpath.

This allegedly follows complaints that the peacocks were too noisy.

“This is utterly heartbreaking. To be able to view them on my trips to the temple was such a pleasure as they were true beauties of nature, such serene and majestic birds. I hope justice is served on their behalf.”
Neosha Gunpath

“This is utterly heartbreaking. To be able to view them on my trips to the temple was such a pleasure as they were true beauties of nature, such serene and majestic birds,” said Gunpath. “I hope justice is served on their behalf.”

Gunpath visited the temples regularly until the pandemic.

She said she has only been there three times this year. “These peacocks were really beautiful creatures, not messy and were like a part of the family at the temple,” she said.

The Witness contacted the Sri Siva Soobramoniar and Marriamen Temples and they confirmed the peacocks died on Sunday. However, they said the cause of death was unknown.