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Lion kills farmer near Sehithwa

ILLUSTRATION: Lion

A 38-year-old man of Kareng village, located outside Sehithwa in the North West District was laid to rest over the weekend after he was killed by a lion few days ago.

Kamokaro Shane Kantjo was attacked by the lion in Moruleng area, just four kilometres from the buffalo fence, a barrier zone that separates wildlife and livestock.

According to the police the deceased was in the company of other men the fateful day.  “The lion had killed and eaten a donkey from their cattle post. Seemingly it had crossed the buffalo fence into the livestock area,” Officer in Charge for Sehithwa police’s criminal investigation Department (CID), Motlapele Maropamabe confirmed the incident.

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“They then tracked the lion, found it in the bush and shot at it and when it charged towards them they ran away. Unfortunately it caught and killed one of them,” explained the detective.

Allegedly the other two men, including the deceased’s brother, fled and the lion pounced on Kantjo.

“They later returned and found their companion killed,” explained Maropamabe.

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