Nile Crocodile

Nile Crocodile

From : Newsday.co.zw

12 February 2013

TWO people died last week as a result of crocodile attacks in separate incidents reported in Kariba and Banket.

Mashonaland West police spokesperson Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara confirmed both cases.

Police said on February 4, Leon Maracha (24) of Nyamukudza village under Chief Dendera in Hurungwe, was at Nyaodza fishing camp in Kariba with fellow fishermen.

On the fateful day, he went to the banks of Lake Kariba to take a bath when a large crocodile attacked him.

Maracha reportedly called for help and his colleagues rushed to the scene, but failed to rescue him. His body was retrieved the next day.

In the other incident, 65-year-old Dangerous Chipika of Plot 3, Northwood Farm, Banket, was killed by a crocodile last Wednesday
while casting fishing nets at Biri Dam at around 3am.

It is reported the deceased’s two sons, Godknows (28) and David (33), followed up when they realised their father had taken long to return from his fishing expedition and found the crocodile guarding his lifeless body.