65-year old Karen Van Rooyen was arrested this morning by police officers of the Pretoria CBD Police Station, for allegedly training 7 dogs to bark when they see president Zuma on TV or hear his voice on the radio.
The police were alerted by neighbours who Karen demonstrated the trick to. It is said that the dogs do actually bark when Zuma appears on TV, on the news and on other shows, and when clips of his voice are played on the radio.
What amazed people even more is that the dogs bark even louder when President Zuma tries to pronounce big numbers and amounts of money.
Karen revealed she trained the dogs by playing clips of Zuma on TV and on the radio over and over for them. She did not deny the allegations when the police officers arrived to arrest her. She stated that she had been training the dogs to do so for the past 3 years so that they can alert her when the president is on TV, so she can come and watch.
Van Rooyen denied this has anything to do with racism or with the president being corrupt and illiterate, saying: “You see my TV is always ON, but I don’t sit in front of it the whole day and watch. I would like to know what is going on in our country, so I have trained my dogs, all seven of them, to alert me when the president is on TV or when they hear him on the radio.”
She was released on a thousand Rand bail and she is expected to appear in court in two months.